Articles

Fall Prep for Spring's WorkWednesday, November 23, 2011 - 16:29
Enclosing a building for winter construction can create a significant challenge with freeze-thaw issues of silty soils. Here are some preventive measures.

"What Happened?" Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 14:20
Sensitive soils can sometimes result in unexpected construction challenges which result in excessive costs. Who pays for it?

Compaction Tests In The Right PlacesMonday, April 18, 2011 - 14:10
Numerous compaction tests are performed on a project; yet, sometimes certain areas are missed resulting in distress later on. This article identifies one of those areas and a way to help prevent it from happening on your next project.

Reminder - Moisture Changes The CBR ValueFriday, March 4, 2011 - 10:01
This article shows pictures of a failed street surface during a high moisture period, and gives a reminder about using correct CBR values in design of pavement sections. Also, can using "Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Tests” in the field help?

Don't Get Fooled by Lean Clay SoilsMonday, March 22, 2010 - 16:21
Some lean clay soils are a significant risk to building and pavement distress.

Choose Your CBR Values CarefullyMonday, March 15, 2010 - 10:10
CBR test values can be dramatically affected by the moisture content of the soil being tested. (Graph showing CBR test results using 3 different moisture contents)

 

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