Soil Sampling and Testing

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Soil Sampling and Testing
1010402Soil Sampling and Testing
Guidelines for Subsurface Sampling Soil exploration costs are typically about 0.1% to 0.5% of the ultimate cost of the structure. The number and type of samples to be taken depend on the stratification and material encountered. It is usually recommended to take representative disturbed samples at vertical intervals of no less than 5 ft and at every change in strata. The number and spacing of undisturbed samples depend on the anticipated design problems and the necessary testing program. Undisturbed samples should comply with the following criteria: they should contain no visible distortion of strata, or opening or softening of materials…
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Soil Sampling and Testing, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export