The treatment of collapsible loess soils using cement materials

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Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationGeosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178
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
Number178
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Conference

ConferenceGeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period9/03/0812/03/08