Expansive Soil

It is also called, swelling soil and the names describe what it does very well. It consists of multiple types of clays, the clays/soft bedrock cover vast areas of Colorado.

The soil can expand by 20% by volume and push up to 30,000 pounds-per-square foot.

What should you do if you think your home is being affected by it? Reach out to a Home Structural Engineer to verify the condition and be provided solutions.

For more details, check out this YouTube Video

Expansive soil and Rock. Colorado Geological Survey. (2022, October 24). Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/hazards/expansive-soil-rock/

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