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DIG 241 Low-rise buildings on shrinkable clay soils: part 2

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1990

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Abstract

Volume changes in clay soils brought about by seasonal changes in soil moisture content and by the removal of soil moisture by deeply routed vegetation have caused widespread damage to low-rise buildings, especially following periods of low rainfall. Whether or not substantial shrinkage will occur on any given site is difficult to predict since it depends not only on the soil type, but also on many other factors. Of these the local groundwater condition, which can vary enormously over short distances, is probably the most important.

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Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document. Supplements Digests 63, 64 and 67 Soils and foundations.

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0851253776

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BRE

BRE is a building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment.

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