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Re: Tank uplift and repair of tank ring foundation

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Lakshmana, this is best handled by a specialty consultant who can do planning, design, installation, inspection, and testing as needed.

Perhaps the biggest name in this category is Hayward Baker (

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On Jun 30, 2009, at 5:03 PM, Lakshmana Nukala <lakshmana.nukala(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Thanks a lot for responding,  are there any references available? How to confirm foundation for fitness for service?
Best Regards
Lakshmana RK Nukala

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)> wrote:
If it is just an issue with tilting, I would suggest mud jacking the tank ring foundation to level. 

Regards, Harold Sprague


Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:20:01 +0300
Subject: Tank uplift and repair of tank ring foundation
From: lakshmana.nukala(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

We are evaluating reuse of tank which was subject to uplift due to vacuum condition.
the ring foundation was tilted and maximum uplift observed is about 450mm. Appreciate any suggestion on what mitigation can be proposed to reuse the tank.
Best Regards
Lakshmana RK Nukala

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