oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The genesis and distribution of expansive soil types in South Africa

Volume 5, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Potentially expansive soils are classified according to their geneses, and typical examples of each type are given. Residual soils which develop expansive characteristics are those derived from basic igneous rocks and from argillaceous Karroo sediments: Quaternary clay deposits comprise the transported expansive soils which are extensively distributed throughout the union.

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