Deterioration of timber pile foundations in Rotterdam

  title={Deterioration of timber pile foundations in Rotterdam},
  author={E Schreurs},
The west part of the Netherlands is built in a river delta area. The ground in this area consist of sediment which is deposited by the rivers over the years. This soft soil is not stable enough to support simple foundations for structures, so for centuries people have used timber foundation piles to support structures on the stronger sand layers below the weak soil. However these piles start to degrade when they are no longer fully submerged resulting in high cost for home owners and… CONTINUE READING