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RECENTLY ARCHIVED - Desiccation in clay soils

ARCHIVED - RECENTLY ARCHIVED - Desiccation in clay soils

by M Crilly (01-Feb-1996)


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Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

Desiccation in clay soils can result in shrinkage of the soil and subsidence of the ground; this may lead to damage to buildings. As the soil re-hydrates, it can swell, resulting in ground heave; this may also cause damage to buildings. This Digest describes the most commonly used techniques for detecting desiccation and gives guidance on how to use the results of some of these techniques to estimate heave potential. 12 pages.

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