Foundation investigation of Greater Winnipeg subsoils
Dyregrov, Alfred Owen
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The subsoil of Greater Winnipeg generally consists of lacustrine and fluvial deposits of clay and silty clay materials. Because of the highly active nature of these materials, foundation and soil conditions have been noted for their unusual severity. The purpose of this thesis is to acquaint the engineer with the results of past experience and recently completed soil investigations in relation to the local foundation problems. More than 350 boring records were collected, including approximately 100 for which the physical properties had been determined. These properties were studied and condensed to permit an investigation into the foundation problems of the Greater Winnipeg area.