What are the Uses of Cofferdams?

Uses of Cofferdams

Following are the 8 uses of cofferdams:

1. The cofferdams are used to enclose the workplace for preventing the entry of water into it.

2. To provide a safe water-enclosed platform for the workers while working on laying the foundation in water.

3. To provide a space for foundation work without affecting the safe conditions of adjoining structures.

4. To facilitate pile-driving operations.

5. To place the raft foundation.

6. To provide space for carrying out the foundation work and superstructure work of concrete dams.`

7. To facilitate the construction of foundations for piers and abutments of bridges, locks, etc.

8. To lay the grillage foundation.

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