The first part of the book deals with the nature of expansive soils and the mechanics of soil swelling. The merits of using drilled pier foundations to overcome the swelling problem for a lightly loaded structure are discussed. Other foundation systems, such as pad and wet foundations, are also discussed. The difficulties of slab-on-ground construction on swelling soils are considered, together with the solution of the problem by means of soil prewetting, the installation of a moisture barrier and by adequate drainage. Soil stabilization by compaction control, by replacement and by chemical admixture are still in the experimental stage in this connection. In the second part of the book case studies concerned with building foundations are presented. /TRRL/

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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Chen, F H
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00142755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report Number 12 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM