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Guide to the Use of the FHA Soil PVC Meter, Including Results of the Nationwide Soil Tests and Correlation with Climatic Factors

Report Acceptance Date: 
January 1965 (23 pages)
Posted Date:   
December 31, 2020

This historical report provides instructions on the use of the FHA Soil PVC Meter. The Soil PVC Meter is a device to measure the expansion and contraction of certain clay soils, which was developed in 1960 through the FHA's Technical Studies Program by soil engineer Dr. T. William Lambe of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This publication includes the results of over 100 FHA Soil PVC Meter tests, made from samples taken in locations in 15 states.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.