Some problems of salts in semiarid soils for stabilisation with cement

The paper gives a brief description of the testing criteria which occurred during the construction of a soil cement pavement in northern South Australia, where clay soils containing exchangeable sodium in one section and sulphates in another were inadvertently incorporated in the pavement. Although only a small percentage of the total road length was affected, the length involved was sufficient to warrant investigation, as the repairs finally cost some thousands of pounds, compared with the total cost of the thirty miles approaching two hundred and fifty thousand pounds. The investigation indicated that comprehensive strength tests and CBR tests did not show up the trouble to the same extent as the wet dry test. The investigation was not fully completed but the results are recorded for future reference and possible further study by those in a position to do so (A).


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  • Pagination: 1078-84
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01441342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:39PM