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Unformatted text preview: Damage of the pavement due to swelling clay mineral present in soil foundation clay mineral present in soil foundation Source G. Mummery Landslide/slope stability Slope failure along a highway near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia Damage of the civil engineering structures by the swelling of clay minerals Expansive soils are really expensive Problems caused by expansive soil in USA give rise to costs of over 2 billions $/year. In the typical year expansive soils cause more damage to buildings in the United States than hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined....
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- Spring '11