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Title: Structures on expansive soils
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Southwestern Division.
Jobes, W. P.
Stroman, William R.
Keywords: Expansive soil
Swelling soil
Structural foundations
Soil-structure interaction
Soil mechanics
Soil consolidation
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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