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Classification of Soils

Well-graded soil with limited fines is the most desirable for structural fill. Join us in this 2-½ hour lesson understanding soil classification according to The Unified Soil Classification System (USCS).

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Classification of Soils

While concrete and masonry code enforcement may be considered straightforward code application “science”, the practice of soil classification can be considered more of an “art” due to the nature of the classification process – observations and analysis of various properties. Well-graded soil with limited fines is the most desirable for structural fill. Join us in this 2-½ hour lesson understanding soil classification according to The Unified Soil Classification System (USCS).

Recommended Study References

In order to master these concepts, we recommend following along in these references while studying with this lesson. Please note that the references are not included with purchase.

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ASTM D2488

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Introduction to Soils in Construction

Classification of Soils

Soil Sampling

Lab Testing The Sieve Analysis Atterberg Limits

Lab Testing – The Proctor

Lab Testing – Proctor Corrections, Moisture Content & Sand Cone

Density of Soils/The Nuclear Gauge Part 1

Density of Soils/The Nuclear Gauge Part 2

Site Preparation, Fill Monitoring, & Testing

IBC: Shallow Foundations

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