expansive soil

expansive soil

Soil that tends to increase in volume as a result of an increase in its water content.
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Effect of phosphogypsum on strength of lime stabilized expansive soil, Gradevinar 66(12): 1109-1116.
However, many of these researches of expansibility of swelling rock can be traced back to the test methods of expansive soil, either applying a uniaxial or an improved uniaxial consolidation equipment to obtain the swelling qualities of swelling rock under the stress of lateral confinement or multidimension.
The dynamic development of cracks in the expansive soil during drying and wetting has been measured in the laboratory and then the unsaturated seepage in cracked soil is analyzed.
Cokca, "Use of clas C fly ashes for the stabilization of an expansive soil," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol.
Azzam [23] used a polymer nanocomposite material as a partial soil stabilizer to reduce the shrinkage-swelling potential of expansive soil by modifying the microstructure of soil and altering the texture of clay.
Poor Drainage: Clogged gutters, improperly positioned downspouts, landscaping too close to the foundation These can all create situations of poor drainage, external pressure, or expansive soil, and cause foundation damage.
Expansive soil is known as problematic soil causing detrimental effect on pavement system.
Therefore, this works presents an extensive case study of a distressed building built on drilled piers and expansive soil, and describes innovative practical ideas that can be used in the renovation of its foundation.
Among the geological challenges found in Mississippi soils is the infamous Yazoo clay, which Volk described as a highly expansive soil that shrinks and swells, depending on the moisture that is present at the time.
Pan and Wang analyzed the feasibility of applying earthwork synthetic fiber to expansive soil and proposed a method for calculating the foundation reinforcement depth and amount of synthetic fiber required to control the soil's swelling deformation [4].
In this research, the expansive soil samples collected from the western outskirts of Hanzhong of Shanxi Province were characterized to analyse the chemical and mineral components.