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RE: Expansive soils in TX

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It has been quite some time since I have done a project in Midland.  As
I recall, the soils there are moderately expansive.  You might also
encounter caliche, which is very difficult to excavate.

WARNING:	If you carefully review the rules of the Texas PE Board, you
will find that:  (1) all drawings, including interim drawings, must be
PE sealed, and (2) any engineer who seals a set of plans without a soils
report in-hand is potentially subject to discipinary action.  Thus, you
might want to re-think the schedule if your proposal is accepted!

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas (but don't tell saleseagle) 

If you get gloomy, just take an hour off and sit and think how much 
better this world is than hell.  Of course, it won't cheer you up much 
if you expect to go there!                                        ...Don

>From: 	Dan Vines[SMTP:dvines(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, August 13, 1997 2:49 PM
>Subject: 	Expansive soils in TX
>Here's one for the Texas folks on the list.  I'm trying to get out a
>proposal for a small retail center in Midland.  I am also supposed to
>issue drawings for permitting and financing early next week.  The
>problem is, I won't have a soils report on the site by then, and I am
>concerned about the possibility of expansive soils in the area.  Is
>anyone familiar enough with the Midland / Odessa area to give me some
>guidance as to whether this is a problem or not?
>Dan Vines, EIT
>Starzer & Ritchie, Inc.