State-of-the-practice mitigation measures for collapsible soil sites

William N. Houston, Sandra Houston

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Mitigative alternatives for collapsible soil sites are reviewed considering shallow, as well as deep, collapsible soil deposits. In the case of deep soil deposits the overburden pressures alone are adequate to generate significant collapse settlement; for shallow deposits the structural loads are the more significant contributor to the collapse. Some of the case histories reported relate to site improvements or foundation design modifications which occur after construction of the facility, whereas other case histories relate to mitigating measures taken before construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFound Eng Curr Princ Pract
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0872627047
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices - Evanston, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 25 1989Jun 29 1989

Publication series

NameFound Eng Curr Princ Pract


OtherFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices
CityEvanston, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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