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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(7), 1117; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8071117

Chemical Injections Realized with Null Pressure for Underpinning the Foundation of an 18th Century Building Located in the Historical City of Cuenca (Spain)

Civil Engineering Department: Construction, Infrastructures and Transportation, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Alfonso XII 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 3 July 2018 / Accepted: 5 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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Chemical injection of expansive polyurethane resin in the ground is a well-known technology that is also used for underpinning shallow foundations. It is noteworthy that it has been recently used with success on buildings of great historic value that are part of the country’s architectural heritage. This article describes the work undertaken on a historic building located in the city of Cuenca (Spain), for improving ground condition through injecting below foundation, in order to stop the differential settlements detected in the structure. This technology has proven to be, at least, as effective as the more conventional methods used in the past as supporting the foundation by concrete shafts or micropiles. View Full-Text
Keywords: underpinning; chemical injection; expansive resins; heritage; historical buildings underpinning; chemical injection; expansive resins; heritage; historical buildings
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Sánchez Lavín, J.R.; Escolano Sánchez, F.; Mazariegos de la Serna, A. Chemical Injections Realized with Null Pressure for Underpinning the Foundation of an 18th Century Building Located in the Historical City of Cuenca (Spain). Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1117.

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