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a. (20 points) Determine the degree of saturation (S), void ratio (e), porosity (n), and the
dry unit weight ( d) for this sample of clay.
b. (15 pts) Due to concerns with the expansiveness of the clay, it has been proposed to
excavate and replace 8 feet of clay from the site below the building footprint.
Determine the total volume of clay to be excavated, and the number of 10 ton dump
trucks that will be needed to haul the excavated soil off site. Each truck can carry 10
c. A granular fill from a quarry along a nearby Creek has been proposed to obtain the
borrow soil to backfill the 8 ft excavation (discussed in part b)....
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