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ecuscino | Created: 09 Jul 2018 | Updated: 09 Jul 2018
Shallow Foundations
Shallow Foundations Technical Committee
expansive soils

The G-I Shallow Foundations Committee is busily putting the finishing touches on the highly-anticipated 2nd edition of “So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils.” This short book is intended for homeowners, landlords, real estate agents, landscapers, and non-engineers who live in areas with shrink-swell soil conditions; it provides information on the nature of these soils as well as detecting, diagnosing, and decreasing the risks associated with expansive soils, primarily in residential construction.

We are looking for some additional good quality photos of cracks, damage, failures, and poor practice as well as photos of any successful design and construction countermeasures resulting in happy buildings and happy homeowners alike. If you have photos- from architectural distress to xeriscaping success- to share for publication, please email Marshall Addison or call him at (817) 925-4939. If your photo is selected for use in the book, we’ll provide a publication release form, and you’ll receive citation credit.