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Swelling soils are one of the nation’s most prevalent causes of damage to buildings and construction. Annual losses are estimated in the range of $2 billion. The losses include severe structural damage, cracked driveways, sidewalks and basement floors, heaving of roads and highway structures, condemnation of buildings, and disruption of pipelines and sewer lines. The destructive forces may be upward, horizontal, or both.
 
 
 
 
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