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Volume 284, 201929th International Conference on Structural Failures
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Geotechnical Causes of Structural Failures|
|Published online||10 July 2019|
The delayed effects of flooding a residential building – case study
Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Department of Geodesy and Geotechnics, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poznańska 2, Poland
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The work describes the case of a single-family residential building, which suffered a breakdown due to flooding. Flooded water in the nearby watercourse, did not reach the building directly, but in its vicinity, but raised to a very high level the local groundwater table, which reached locally, even above ground level. This condition was maintained over a longer period of time, causing the soil moisture to rise, and thus its geotechnical parameters deteriorated. The consequence of this, the building underwent an uncontrolled and uneven settlement, which was accompanied by the formation of cracks on the walls. The effects of failure were presented and an attempt was made to identify possible causes of failure. Own study of the substrate was carried out in "in situ" conditions and verification of laboratory tests, and their results are presented on relevant charts and tables.
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