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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Harvey A. Zinszer
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the soils of Ellis County could be used to form waterproof soil blocks that might be used for construction. In the investigation eight soils found in the county were employed and several stabilizers added to each in varying amounts to determine if the specific soils could be rendered waterproof. Several types of paint finishes were tested . The work was divided into three main parts: (1) Survey of Ellis County Soils; (2) Selection of soil material with respect to shrinkage; and (3) Treatment of soils with respect to waterproofing.
Copyright 1948 Buster W. Read
Read, Buster W., "Determination of The Proper Mixtures of Ellis County Soils For Adobe Construction" (1948). Master's Theses. 411.