Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Didei IS

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  • Research Article
    Geotechnical Index Properties of Soils in Abua and Environs: A Case Study of Obedum-Anyu-Emelago Road
    Author(s): Ekpelu KM, Soronnadi Ononiwu GC and Didei ISEkpelu KM, Soronnadi Ononiwu GC and Didei IS

    The frequent collapse of engineering structure and in incessant cracks witnessed on walls of buildings within the Obedum-Anyu-Emelego axis of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State prompted the need for geotechnical investigation to assess the suitability of soils and characterize their engineering properties as a guide to foundation designs. Soil samples were obtained between 0 and 30 metres depth and used in the study. The field boring and laboratory results shows that the stratigraphy is predominantly of medium with soft to firm brown mottle grey salty peaty clay and soft to firm grey mottle brown salty peaty clay in shallow borings of 2 m. The organic peaty clay layers are very poorly suited to support foundations due to very high compressibility compared to other materials. Laboratory analyses showed that the clays are characterized by moderately high moisture content a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000326

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