Some documents providing the reader with reliable and unbiased information on matters directly connected to assessment of wooden pile foundations are listed here under F3O’s auspices. A subject subdivision was made, viz. Foundations in general, Water, Soil technology and Wood.

Foundations
CURNET - SBR 2012 Handboek funderingsherstel -op palen en “op staal”-
CUR handboek herstel van houten paalfunderingen, 2012
[~Handbook Repairs to foundations on piles and on firm substrata - CUR Handbook, repairs to wooden pile foundations]
CUR handboek binnenstedelijke kademuren. [~Handbook Inner City Quays]. In preparation, expected December, 2013]

Soil technology
Grondmechanica [Soil Mechanics], Verruijt, A & S. van Baars, 2005
Wood
Klaassen R.K.W.M. 2011 Richtlijn voor het beoordelen van houten paalfunderingen in de houtdocumentatie. Een artikel of de richtlijn en de bedreigingen rondom houten paalfunderingen (ook via SHR verkrijgbaar). [~Directive for he Assessment of wooden pile foundations. Handboek Houtdocumentatie.SDU, The Hague. Available through SHR.

Klaassen R.K.W.M. 2008  Bacterial decay in wooden foundation piles: patterns and causes. A study on historical pile foundations in the Netherlands. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 61 (1): 45-60.

Klaassen R.K.W.M. & J.G.M Creemers 2012 Wooden foundation piles and its underestimated relevance for cultural heritage. This paper enumerates the problems encountered with wooden pile foundations.

Klaassen R.K.W.M. & B.S. Overeem 2012 Factors that influence the speed of bacterial degradation. This paper deals with factors influencing deterioration under water, at both ends of the pile. It can be ordered through Sciencedirect).

Klaassen R.K.W.M. (editor) 2005 BACPOLES. European project on the cause of and remedies for bacterial degradation of wood (download through SHR ).

Klaassen R.K.W.M., P.J.M. den Nijs, G.W. van Beusekom 2000 (tweede druk). Bacteriële aantasting van houten paalfunderingen - Literatuurstudie en inventarisatie van de Nederlandse situatie [ ~Bacterial degradation of wooden pile foundations - literature study and inventory of the Dutch situation]. (Available through SHR).

VROM, 1999. Schimmelaantasting in houten paalfunderingen [~deterioration in wooden pile foundations caused by fungi] (available through TNO)