CRITERIA FOR COMPACTED FILLS

THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WITH MAN-MADE FILLS UPON WHICH SINGLE-OR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES WILL BE ERECTED, AND THE EFFECTS OR SUCH FILLS ON STRUCTURE FOUNDATIONS, PAVEMENTS AND WALKS, UTILITIES, AND INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS. DIVERSE PROBLEMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH MAN-MADE FILLS, PARTICULARLY WITH FILLS SUPPORTING LIGHT, SHALLOW FOUNDATION RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES. IN THIS REPORT ARE PRESENTED MEANS OF RECONIZING PROBLEMS AT A SITE, PROCEDURES FOR IMPROVING THE SITE, AND MINIMUM CRITERIA BY WHICH THE SITE CAN BE EVALUATED FOR ACCEPTANCE. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN SUPPORT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, I.E., SITE INVESTIGATION, ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS, FILL CONSTRUCTION, AND EXISTING FILLS. CONSIDERED UNDER SITE INVESTIGATION ARE PRELIMINARY SITE INVESTIGATION, SOIL INVESTIGATION, AND LABORATORY TESTING, UNDER ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS, SETTLEMENT SHRINKAGE AND EXPANSION, SLOPE STABILITY, BEARING CAPACITY, DRAINAGE AND EROSION CONTROL, AND SANITARY ENGINEERING ASPECTS, UNDER FILL CONSTRUCTION, SITE PREPARATION, DRAINAGE, FILL MATERIAL, FILL PLACEMENT, AND INSPECTION AND CONTROL, AND UNDER EXISTING FILLS, SITE INVESTIGATION AND ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Georgia Division, 61 Forsyth Street
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30303
  • Publication Date: 1965-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00231078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRC Pub 1281
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 1:40AM