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So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils... A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building

by Warren K. Wray

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Published by American Society of Civil Engineers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil & rock mechanics,
  • Swelling soils,
  • Earth movements and building,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Architecture,
  • Engineering - Civil,
  • Construction - General,
  • Miscellanea

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8097387M
    ISBN 100784401098
    ISBN 109780784401095

      As its name suggests, expansive soil is able to increase dramatically in volume. Expansion occurs because of increasing moisture content—as water is introduced, expansive soils can increase their volume by 10% or more. Expansive soil can also shrink very quickly as water content diminishes. How does expansive soil affect your home? expansive soils are present behind a retaining wall, swelling pressure should be evaluated based on soil properties and/or laboratory tests so that the wall can be designed properly to withstand these swelling pressures, which can be significant.

      Thicker slabs, reinforcing, non-expansive soils, crack control joints, and pre-wetting of soils are just some of the techniques used by engineers and builders with varying degrees of results. All these remedies add cost to the project, but it is well worth the investment to provide a quality product that will last its intended useful life. Problem Soils (Right) Repeated shrinking and swelling ofclay produces a char­ acteristic "popcorn" texture. (Photo by LanyD. Fellows) How Can Soil Cause Problems? Damage to structures in Arizona is commonly related to soil characteristics, with expansive (shrink/swell) soils and collapsing soils caus­ ing the most problems. Cracking of File Size: 3MB.

    So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming Author(s): David Lyle. POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS FOR “EXTENT” FOR EXPANSIVE SOILS Simple Correlations Between Soil Plasticity and Expansion Potential Soil Expansion Potential (ASTM D) This test was developed in Orange County, California in the mids and introduced in the Uniform Building Code as UBC Test Standard


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So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils... A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building by Warren K. Wray Download PDF EPUB FB2

ASCE's So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils provides answers to these questions and more, as chapters review the characteristics of expansive soil behavior and a myriad of questions frequently asked by construction industry professionals, engineers, and homeowners : Paperback.

So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils, Second Edition, is written for the layperson in clear, easy-to-understand terms to assist homeowners in understanding why some soils and conditions lead to problematic shrinking and swelling.

Both the nature of the soil. So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion on How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings, Second Edition, is written for the layperson in clear, easy-to-understand terms to assist homeowners in understanding why some soils and conditions lead to problematic shrinking and swelling.

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So your home is built on expansive soils: a discussion of how expansive soils affect buildings. [Warren K Wray;]. So your home is built on expansive soils: a discussion of how expansive soils affect buildings / edited by Warren K.

Wray. Other Authors. Wray, Warren K. Published. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, c Physical Description. 59 p.: ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects. Earth movements and building -- Miscellanea. Swelling soils -- Miscellanea.

So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion on How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings, Second Edition, is written for the layperson in clear, easy-to-understand terms to assist homeowners in understanding why some soils and conditions lead to problematic shrinking and swelling.

- Buy So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings book online at best prices in India on Read So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : Paperback.

So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building. The first edition of So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils was commonly referred to as the “Yellow Book” because of the color of its cover.

The purpose of the first edition was to help homeowners understand why expansive soils shrink and heave. In addition to homeowners, this book has been found to. The characteristics of expansive soils are discussed, as well as how they affect buildings. AØsection includes questions most frequently asked by persons who have or are building homes on expansive soils and the answers they seek.

It also discusses various techniques employed to found structures on expansive soils such as drilled pier foundation, mat foundation, moisture control, soil replacement, and chemical stabilization. Search book content Enter keywords for book content search Clear all filters Advanced Search Basic Search.

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Wray, W. K.,So your home is built on expansive soils: A discussion of how expansive soils affect buildings: ASCE Publications, 65 p. DMME Headquarters Mountain Empire Rd. [Sometimes, in the process of building a new home, or doing research for building a new home, our clients will hear the term “expansive soils” and wonder exactly what it means and how it might affect them.

Soils that expand are common in Colorado, and mitigating against them is a major consideration when building a home here. Author(s): Warren K. Wray (Editor) Publisher: Amer Soc of Civil Engineers Paperback: 65 pages ISBN: ISBN Order From: (links will open in a new window) Paperback.

Publication date: July So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings. The information is presented in two parts.

Part one discusses the characteristics of expansive soils and how they affect buildings while the second part includes the questions most frequently asked by persons who have, or are building, homes Author: Warren K.

Wray. So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils - A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings, Expand All TOC Search: So Your Home Is Built On Expansive Soils, 2E [ Go to Page ].

Expansive soils present significant geotechnical and structural engineering challenges the world over, with costs associated with expansive behaviour estimated to run into several billion annually. Home is Built On Expansive Soils, A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings, edited by Warren Wray, Ph.D., PE., published in by The American Society of Civil Engineers.

This 54 page booklet can be obtained for approximately $ by calling ASCE publications at () Living With Expansive Soils Action PlanFile Size: 58KB.Expansive soils soak up any available water, making it easy to take a look at the water sources around your home to determine if they are playing a part in your foundation problems.

Here are some helpful tips to ensure your home is prepared.Expansive soils pose the greatest hazard in regions with pronounced wet and dry seasons. The annual cycle of wetting and drying causes soils to shrink and swell each year. Thus, the arid regions of the country are much more susceptible to damage from expansive soils than regions that maintain moist soil conditions throughout the Size: 1MB.