Soils in House Construction

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Journal titleBuilding Note
AbstractOften soils are not considered seriously in house construction except to note that soil at a construction site means mud when it rains, and mud means trouble. Some years ago, practical builders, mainly in the road building industry, associated various problems with certain peculiarities of the soil. They decided to try to identify the material, to study its properties, and to relate these properties to the field performance of the soil. This was the beginning of the science now known as soil mechanics.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5971
NPARC number20375480
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Record created2012-07-23
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