Superseded by SP-43. Home construction on shrinking and swelling soils. 18 pages. 10 figures. Digital PDF download. SP-11D
Questions addressed in this report include: what is swelling soil?; where are swelling soils in Colorado?; can the problem be solved?; where can I find more information about the topic, about the legal means to recover repair costs, and about the added construction expenses?
Holtz, Wesley G., and Stephen S. Hart. “SP-11 Information for the Colorado Homeowner ... Home Construction on Shrinking and Swelling Soils.” Soil. Special Publication. Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, October 1978. https://doi.org/10.58783/cgs.sp11.ezkn7304. CGS Publications. https://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/publications/home-construction-shrinking-swelling-soils/.