Accession Number:

AD0779510

Title:

Structures on Expansive Soils.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the 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

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE