Swelling and shrinking subsoils

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 84
Physical description5 p.
Subjectsubsoils; clay soils; swelling clay; shrinkage; heave; foundations; basements; Basements and foundations
AbstractMovements in shallow foundations may occur due to volume changes in underlying clay that result from drying or wetting of the clay. With proper appreciation of the causes of these problems, foundations can be designed to eliminate damage resulting from differential movements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Les sols d'assise expansibles et contractiles
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number951
NPARC number20325064
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Record identifier770cac02-6311-4b0c-bd7e-6e0ecf08864d
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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