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But what if it's an MH soil?  With only PI to go by, we don't know which
type Tarek is dealing with.

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> From: 	Arvel L. Williams, P.E.[SMTP:arvelw(--nospam--at)netplus.net]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, August 12, 1997 6:36 PM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: 	Re: Need opinion on soil condition
> 
> Tarek wrote:
> > 
> > I just received a soils report for a project we are designing
> > in south Orange County. It states that the plasticity index of
> > the soil is 14. the 94 UBC pages 2-116 thru 2-119 show charts
> > with ordinates starting at an index of 15. does that mean that
> > the soil is non expansive ? maybe some of our soil brethern
> > would care to answer.
> > 
> 
> Tarek,
> 
> Try looking at AASHTO T-248, it is a method to evaluate PVR based on
> Atterberg Limits, Sieve Analysis, etc.
> For most USCS "CL" soils with reasonable moisture contents, i.e., near
> or above the PL, and PI < 15, swell potential is very small.
> 
> Soils in this PI range, with <60 -#200 sieve can be specified as inert
> fill, provided moisture and compaction are monitored during
> construciton.
> 
> Arvel Williams, P.E.
> 
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