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OT but related to fence post "post"

Post by Bob Swinne » Wed, 09 Apr 2003 01:29:11



Somewhere in my library of old engineering information (Civil Eng. ?) there
is a description of "soil cement".  I remember little of the details, but it
seems that the gist of the article, was about making roads from cement and
soil.  The process was to remove an appropriate depth of soil - don't ask me
what is appropriate - and mix the soil 50/50 with cement and reapply to the
same area.  Ergo, a roadway, above grade, and supposedly strong enough for
the traffic of the day.

Bob Swinney

 
 
 

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Post by Roy Jenso » Wed, 09 Apr 2003 01:35:41


That was a common method in some of the southern states in the
30's They would just lay the sacks of cement on the road bed in a
defined pattern, run over it with plow or disk, add water. Not
very strong but it does stablized the surface.
Quote:

> Somewhere in my library of old engineering information (Civil Eng. ?) there
> is a description of "soil cement".  I remember little of the details, but it
> seems that the gist of the article, was about making roads from cement and
> soil.  The process was to remove an appropriate depth of soil - don't ask me
> what is appropriate - and mix the soil 50/50 with cement and reapply to the
> same area.  Ergo, a roadway, above grade, and supposedly strong enough for
> the traffic of the day.

> Bob Swinney


 
 
 

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Post by Stan Stocke » Wed, 09 Apr 2003 02:03:42


This approach is also used in rammed earth structures.  Suitable for
arid areas, or at least dry areas provided the walls are protected from
rain by large overhangs.  There was an article about the Park Service
using this for walkways in some areas in some magazine (Fine
Homebuilding comes to mind) with good results.

Cheers,
Stan

Quote:

> Somewhere in my library of old engineering information (Civil Eng. ?) there
> is a description of "soil cement".  I remember little of the details, but it
> seems that the gist of the article, was about making roads from cement and
> soil.  The process was to remove an appropriate depth of soil - don't ask me
> what is appropriate - and mix the soil 50/50 with cement and reapply to the
> same area.  Ergo, a roadway, above grade, and supposedly strong enough for
> the traffic of the day.

> Bob Swinney

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Stewar » Wed, 09 Apr 2003 02:21:58


Quote:

> This approach is also used in rammed earth structures.  Suitable for
> arid areas, or at least dry areas provided the walls are protected from
> rain by large overhangs.  There was an article about the Park Service
> using this for walkways in some areas in some magazine (Fine
> Homebuilding comes to mind) with good results.

Also for backfilling trenches that cut across streets.
Keeps the dirt in the trench from settling and causing
a depression later.
Quote:

>> Somewhere in my library of old engineering information (Civil Eng. ?)
>> there
>> is a description of "soil cement".  I remember little of the details,
>> but it
>> seems that the gist of the article, was about making roads from cement
>> and
>> soil.  The process was to remove an appropriate depth of soil - don't
>> ask me
>> what is appropriate - and mix the soil 50/50 with cement and reapply
>> to the
>> same area.  Ergo, a roadway, above grade, and supposedly strong enough
>> for
>> the traffic of the day.

>> Bob Swinney

 
 
 

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Post by Roy Jenso » Wed, 09 Apr 2003 03:20:31


Hmmm??? You always want to back fill and TAMP trenches so they
don't settle.
Quote:


> > This approach is also used in rammed earth structures.  Suitable for
> > arid areas, or at least dry areas provided the walls are protected from
> > rain by large overhangs.  There was an article about the Park Service
> > using this for walkways in some areas in some magazine (Fine
> > Homebuilding comes to mind) with good results.

> Also for backfilling trenches that cut across streets.
> Keeps the dirt in the trench from settling and causing
> a depression later.


> >> Somewhere in my library of old engineering information (Civil Eng. ?)
> >> there
> >> is a description of "soil cement".  I remember little of the details,
> >> but it
> >> seems that the gist of the article, was about making roads from cement
> >> and
> >> soil.  The process was to remove an appropriate depth of soil - don't
> >> ask me
> >> what is appropriate - and mix the soil 50/50 with cement and reapply
> >> to the
> >> same area.  Ergo, a roadway, above grade, and supposedly strong enough
> >> for
> >> the traffic of the day.

> >> Bob Swinney

 
 
 

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Post by Glenn Lyfor » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 03:20:03




Quote:
> Hmmm??? You always want to back fill and TAMP trenches so they
> don't settle.
>> Also for backfilling trenches that cut across streets.
>> Keeps the dirt in the trench from settling and causing
>> a depression later.

Look on the web for articles on "pourable fill" and "low strength
concrete"...

  --Glenn