Geomembranes and the Control of Expansive Soils / Edition 1

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A wealth of practical information on designing geomembranes to control expansive soils in a broad range of construction and environmental applications

Written by a leading international expert in the field, this book fully explains when and where geomembranes can be used effectively—and discusses expansive soil conditions and problems as well as control solutions. You will find descriptions of geotechnical membrane placement methods, plus information on costs and durability; and worldwide case studies of buildings, highways, roads, airports, canals, pipelines, railroads, and landfills — all with solutions to expansive soil problems.this book is the first place engineers, architects, and construction professionals should turn for authoritative geomembrane answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070611788
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Series: Construction Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Construction Series Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Geomembranes 9
Ch. 3 Expansive Soils 17
Ch. 4 Responses, Studies, and Theories 27
Ch. 5 Facilities Affected 41
Ch. 6 Testing 47
Ch. 7 Design 55
Ch. 8 Case Studies: Buildings 69
Ch. 9 Case Studies: Buildings without Geomembranes 85
Ch. 10 Case Studies: Texas Highways, Roads, and Streets 93
Ch. 11 Case Studies: Highways, Road, and Streets beyond Texas 121
Ch. 12 Case Studies: Airports, Canals, Railroads, and Pipelines 141
Ch. 13 Placement 149
Ch. 14 Costs 155
Ch. 15 Durability 165
Ch. 16 Last, But Definitely Not Least 171
App. A Vertical Moisture Barrier 177
App. B Impermeable Plastic Membrane 183
App. C Special Provision for Impermeable Plastic Membrane 189
App. D Geomembrane 195
App. E Geotextile Fabric 203
Index 215
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