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What are typical expansion factors for AASHTO A-7 soils?

What are typical expansion factors for AASHTO A-7 soils?

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Hello.

I'm working in a project where we are building dikes with A-7-6 soil and I need to know the typical range for calculating "bank to loose", and "loose to compacted". Can I get that information from a soil test and which one?

RE: What are typical expansion factors for AASHTO A-7 soils?

no clue. . .  If you want to know bank to compacted though, take your sand cone or nuke gauge to the pit, get the dry density in situ, contrast that to the appropriate proctor density (let's say it's at 92 percent relative compaction in situ) and assess how that relates to the specified compaction requirement (let's say that's 95 percent).

I think you could handle the calculation from there. . .

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