Foundations on swelling or shrinking subsoils

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-184
Physical description6 p.
Subjectsubsoils; clay soils; swelling; shrinkage; foundations; Basements and foundations
AbstractVolume-changing clay subsoils constitute the most costly natural hazard to buildings on shallow foundations in Canada and the United States. In the Prairie Provinces alone a million or more Canadians live in communities built on subsoils of very high potential expansion. In eastern and coastal regions even larger populations are situated on clays of high shrinkage potential. This Digest describes new concepts and details developed from a continuing study of the subject and discusses the selection of appropriate foundations.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Fondations dans les sols sujets à des gonflements ou à des retraits
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-642
NPARC number20330191
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Record identifier42c58aa1-17e6-4e7a-a041-5a687c293d7f
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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