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Ground Improvement Case Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Chapter 22

Clay Soil in Suburban Environments

Movement and Stabilization through Vegetation

Stacey Vorwerk; Don Cameron; Gunnar Keppel    School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

Abstract

Buildings, utility services, and transportation links in towns and cities built on expansive clay soils often suffer distortion and/or structural damage. This damage is caused by shrinkage and/or expansion of expansive soils through water extraction or absorption. Movement of clay may be estimated using testing protocols, with results depending on the method employed and sample preparation. Communities throughout the world continue to spend billions of dollars annually on rectification works due to ...

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