• Trees & Slabs October 1, 2015 | Kirby T. Meyer, P.E., Republished

    Trees are common fixtures around the constructed environment and greatly enhance the livability and value of homes, offices, shopping centers, and other facilities used by man.  If you have a shallow soil supported foundation or pavement supported on a high plasticity clay, trees can ...

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  • Excavation Safety April 1, 2015 | Republished, Kirby T. Meyer, P.E.

    Excavations are common on construction sites in the form of pits, trenches and cuts adjacent to hillsides. Excavations are necessary for construction but can be dangerous. Stiff to hard clays seem very strong and will stand temporarily on vertical cuts for great depths. Clays are, however, ...

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