The treatment of collapsible loess soils using cement materials

Ian Jefferson*, Dimcho Evstatiev, Doncho Karastanev

*Corresponding author for this work

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Loess is a metastable collapsible soil, whose collapse can cause significant distress to the built environment across the world. This paper presents a case history illustrating how with proper pre-treatment assessment and careful selection, a cement based treatment approach was used successfully to improve a collapsible loess soil. This case history illustrates that even for structures when very tight specifications for post treatment performance exist, it is still possible to build safely on a problematical loess soil. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationGeosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 200812 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


ConferenceGeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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