Building  Owners  and  Managers  Association  International

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BASE FAILURE

Occurs when the layer beneath the binder layer and driv­ing surface can no longer adequately support the weight of the structure or the traf­fic.  Base failures can occur for a number of reasons including ground water, excessive load counts (too much weight) and inadequate design.  The failure can be corrected by excavating the failed material and replacing it with bridging stone material.