Lesson 2/Learning Event 6
example of this might be a large earth berm project where it is of insignificant consequence. (Refer to
Table 5, Column 9.)
We have stated before that these physical properties affect the engineering characteristics of the soil.
For example, we noted that coarse-grained soils are better as a base in construction because they tend to
drain better. Table 5 illustrates the value of each soil type to construction.