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Ground-water problems in highway construction and maintenance

Bulletin 1

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Delaware State Highway Department Agricultural Extension Service and Experiment Station and the Delaware Geological Survey
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Abstract

This report discusses the occurrence of ground water in relation to certain problems in highway construction and maintenance. These problems are: the subdrainage of roads; quicksand; the arrest of soil creep in road cuts; the construction of lower and larger culverts necessitated by the farm-drainage program; the prevention of failure of bridge abutments and retaining walls; and the water-cement ratio of sub-water-table concrete. Although the highway problems and suggested solutions are of general interest, they are considered with special reference to the State of Delaware, in relation to the geology of that State. The new technique of soil stabilization by electroosmosis is reviewed in the hope that it might find application here in road work and pile setting, field application by the Germans and Russians is reviewed.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Ground-water problems in highway construction and maintenance
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
1
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
Delaware Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Newark, DE
Description:
24 p.
Country:
United States
County:
Delaware