DAMAGE TO FOUNDATIONS FROM EXPANSIVE SOILS J. David Rogers, Robert Olshansky, and Robert B. Rogers Expansive soils in many parts of the United States pose a significant hazard to foundations for light buildings.
LOCATION OF EXPANSIVE SOILS IN ARIZONA Phoenix area Expansive soils are scattered throughout the Phoenix area. Shrink/swell potential is moderate to high in soils in terraces along the Gila and Salt Rivers, old alluvial fan surfaces, and scattered areas in the valley plains.
What are Expansive Soils? by Jeffrey P. Kerrane, Esq. Expansive soils are soils that expand when water is added, and shrink when they dry out. This continuous change in soil volume can cause homes built on this soil to move unevenly and crack.
Stabilization and Repair of Concrete Slabs-on- Ground Deformed by Expansive Soils Stabilization and Repair of Concrete Slabs-on-Ground Deformed by Expansive Soils
Section 12. Expansive Soils Contents Contents ..... 12-1 Why Expansive Soils Are a Threat ...
Page 2 of 2 City of San Diego • Planning & Development Review • Building Newsletter 18-2 July 1999 136 Interpretations of State and Local Building Codes 1998 California Building Code: Chapter 18 Revision Date: July 1999 Building Newsletter 18-2 Construction On Expansive Soil This ...
Expansive Cements P.K. Mehtaand P.J.M. Monteiro, Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials Introduction É Expansive cements are hydraulic cements which, unlike portlandcement, expand during the early hydration period after setting. É When the magnitude of expansion is small but ...
Page 1 of 2 Living With Expansive Soils A Guide to Expansive Soil and a Few Suggestions on How to Minimize its Effects What is Expansive Soil? There are three basic types of soil naturally occurring in this area: sand, silt and clay.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1-1. Purpose This manual presents guidance and information for the geotechnical investigation necessary for the selection and design of foundations for heavy and light military-type buildings constructed in expansive clay soil areas.
Slide 21 Copyright Eric Green 2005 Effect of Climate •Areas with predominately arid or wet climates do not generally see as much seasonal movement as areas with semiarid climates.