Chapter 10

Soil Modification by Admixtures

Concepts and Field Applications

Anand J. Puppala; Aravind Pedarla; Tejo Bheemasetti    Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Abstract

Civil engineering construction projects, particularly highway projects, built on problematic soils, including soft soils, expansive soils, and other soil types, require some form of soil stabilization to improve the subsoil properties. Without the stabilization, the infrastructure will experience severe distress, which results in poor performance.

Throughout the years, several studies have been conducted to address the performance of soil stabilization methods and construction practices. These stabilization practices ...

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