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- From: "refugio rochin" <fugeeo(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:21:39 -0400
Reminds me of a geo-survey engineer I worked with for a short period.
He had written reports on soils that swell in Las Vegas.
Perhaps this is the same material.
He had created a solution to pour on the swelling material
that greatly reduced such swelling.
Unfortunately, I can't remember his name, or his business name.
I've inspected numerous concrete block buildings in Las Vegas. Caliche is a big problem with differential movement and breaking up these buildings and the slabs on grade floors. I would insist on a soil report.
Also, much of the soil in Las Vegas is "hot" - meaning that you'll have to use higher strength concrete and lower water cement ratios. Check with either the building department. We did a lot of monopoles there and these were standard requirements per the building department as far as the concrete was concerned.
I don't think that Utah caliche problems would be any different.
Check this out: http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/FS01/FS0118.pdf
Neil Moore, SE, SECB
neil moore and associate
shingle springs, ca
distressed structures investigations
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