The purpose of this project was to establish reasonable criteria for the successful design of structures in expansive soils areas. Damage to foundations and superstructures caused by expansion of soil is discussed. The importance of preventing infiltration of water into the soil beneath and around foundations is emphasized, and means of preventing this infiltration are discussed. Design of details of the various parts of foundations and superstructures is reviewed, and recommendations are made concerning practices to be followed. Inspection of the construction to insure compliance with the intent of the design is critical if the structure is to remain sound. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Jobes, W P
    • Stroman, W R
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rept M-81 Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM