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Ian Longworth

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  • Assessment of sulfate-bearing ground for soil stabilisation for built developmentSubscription

    1 May, 2004Updated: 19 February, 2009

    BRE's involvement in several cases of failure of lime and cement stabilised clay soils from sulfate attack in the past three years (Figure 1) has prompted a review of methods by which sulfatebearing ground is assessed prior to stabilisation.This article describes the reasons for failure and suggests improvements to site assessment.