by H W Harrison, P M Trotman (18-Feb-2002)
It is true to say that all sites are different - perhaps that every site is unique. To perform satisfactorily the buildings built on those sites need to be different too. These differences are reflected not only in the superstructures but also in the variety of foundations developed to accommodate different ground conditions.
BRE Building Elements: Foundations provides building professionals with practical details about those parts of buildings in direct contact with the ground, including foundations and basements, together with external works.
The descriptions and advice given in this book concentrate on best practice and include:
Wind & rainfall, wastewater, surface water drains, basements, cellars and underground buildings, public and other utilities, walls, fencing and security devices, hard and soft landscaping. 260 pages
Other publications that may also be of interest
BRE Building Elements: Walls, windows and doors - Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and avoidance of defects
BRE Building Elements: Floors and flooring - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects.
BRE Building Elements: Roofs and roofing: Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects - Third Edition
BRE Building Elements: Building services - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects
see AP243 for the full set of Building Elements books