TREATMENT OF SOFT FOUNDATIONS FOR HIGHWAY EMBANKMENTS

SOFT FOUNDATION MATERIALS USUALLY FOUND IN SWAMPS, MARSHES, BOGS, RIVER AND LAKE BOTTOMS, AND LACUSTRINE CLAY AREAS REQUIRE TREATMENTS TO OVERCOME PROBLEMS OF FLAT TOPOGRAPHY, POOR DRAINAGE, AND FINE-GRAINED OR ORGANIC SOILS. THE METHODS OR TREATMENTS USED FOR CONSTRUCTING EMBANKMENTS ON SOFT FOUNDATIONS MUST CONSIDER THE ECONOMICS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE END RESULTS DESIRED. THE CHOICE OF THE BEST METHOD IS DEPENDENT ON THE EVALUATION OF ALL THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS SUCH AS EMBANKMENT DIMENSIONS, CHARACTERISTICS OF FOUNDATION SOIL, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE, CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE PLANNED, LOCATION, AND CLASS OF HIGHWAY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, pp 601-621, 16 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Sinacori, M N
    • Hofmann, W P
    • Emery, A H
  • Publication Date: 1952

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 15-18, 1952
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM