oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Dispersive soils : problem soils in South Africa - state of the art

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The nature and occurrence of known deposits of dispersive clays in Southern Africa are described. The main testing procedures for the identification of these clays are given and it is stressed that all clays considered for construction should be tested for potential dispersiveness. Methods of constructing safe and economic structures with dispersive clays are also given with references to some case histories.

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