Monthly Archives: September 2015

Update on Geotechnical Report

The twelve soil samples, six from each boring hole, were combined and divided into three layers for grain size analysis. The boring log of each boring hole would consist of three layers: top soil which consist of a thin layer of organic soil and clay, the middle layer which consist mainly of clay and the bottom sand layer.

The sieve analysis of the top two layers from both boring locations indicated that the soil consist of more than 90% of clay which was sufficient to classify the soil as clayey soil.

Because of the cohesive nature of the soil, the Atterberg limit tests are required for further classification.