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allowable bearing capacity
allowable bearing value, allowable soil pressure, allowable bearing capacity
The maximum permissible pressure on foundation soil that provides adequate safety against rupture of the soil mass or movement of the foundation of such magnitude as to impair the structure that imposes the pressure.
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Erizal  adds that allowable bearing capacity
maximum weight of the soil resistivity can support the settlement's land use.
Applications for RIC technology include: * Foundation support -- increases allowable bearing capacity
and reduces settlement * Floor slab support -- stiffens soils and creates uniform bearing conditions * Liquefaction mitigation -- increases shear wave modulus to help raise seismic site class * Waste stabilization -- reduces waste volume and improves properties of loose fills