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So your home is built on expansive soils : a discussion on how expansive soils affect buildings

Author: Warren K Wray; Marshall B Addison; Kenneth M Struzyk
Publisher: Reston, Virginia : American Society of Civil Engineers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editonView all editions and formats
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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. Both the nature of the soil behavior and how buildings respond are addressed. This comprehensively updated report discusses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1090476496
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren K Wray; Marshall B Addison; Kenneth M Struzyk
ISBN: 9780784481950 0784481954
OCLC Number: 1090684564
Notes: "Prepared by the Shallow Foundations Committee of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers."
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings;Introduction;Expansive Soils;Shrink or Swell;How to Determine if Your Home is Built on Expansive Soil; How to Solve the Problem; Foundation Types; Causes of House Cracks; How Lot Drainage Affects the Performance of Your House; Building on a Sloping Site --
Part 2: Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers; About Expansive Soil; About Expansive Soil Behavior; About the Cost of Building on Expansive Soils About Expansive Soil LocationsAbout Hiring an Engineer; About Types of Foundations; About Preventive Measures; About Owner Maintenance; About Remedial Measures; Conclusion; References; Index
Responsibility: edited by Warren K. Wray, Ph. D., P.E., D. GE, Marshall B. Addison, Ph. D., P.E., Kenneth M. Struzyk, P.E.

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Written for the layperson in clear, easy-to-understand terms, this book assists homeowners in understanding why some soils and conditions lead to problematic shrinking and swelling. Both the nature  Read more...

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