Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Red clay distributes widely in China, it can be classified into two kinds: swell- shrinking and non-swell-shrinking red clay. According to the strong strength and low compressibility features of the Expansive-contractive Red Clay (ECRC), it can be used as an excellent natural ground. Sometimes its swell- shrinkage property may cause crack damage to the low house which based on the ECRC. This rupture is quite common and serious, the crack house became dangerous and had to be rebuilt. In China, the main preventive measures against the crack damage are: moisture holding, deep embedment, soil replacement method (sand cushion), sand surrounding and heat insulation, etc.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Crack Damage and Treatment of Low House on Expansive-Contractive Red Clay

St. Louis, Missouri

Red clay distributes widely in China, it can be classified into two kinds: swell- shrinking and non-swell-shrinking red clay. According to the strong strength and low compressibility features of the Expansive-contractive Red Clay (ECRC), it can be used as an excellent natural ground. Sometimes its swell- shrinkage property may cause crack damage to the low house which based on the ECRC. This rupture is quite common and serious, the crack house became dangerous and had to be rebuilt. In China, the main preventive measures against the crack damage are: moisture holding, deep embedment, soil replacement method (sand cushion), sand surrounding and heat insulation, etc.