A CASE HISTORY OF EXPANSIVE CLAYSTONE DAMAGE

Over the past 7 yr. nearly $1,000,000 damage has been attributed to expansive soil problems within a square mile tract of rolling hills in Menlo Park, Calif. Residential streets, houses, and swimming pools have been damaged by volume changes or shear deformations of claystone bedrock or clay-rich soils derived from the claystone. Individual case histories of damage and specific characteristics of the expansive claystone are evaluated and preventive measures involving policy and regulation as well as engineering design criteria are suggested. /ASCE/

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  • Accession Number: 00127120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11590 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM