Analyses of some Geotechnical Indices of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti Lateritic Soil used for Bricks IJTSRD
The need to overcome housing problems for the populace in a Third world country like Nigeria through the use of cheap and available construction materials is the ulterior motive of this study. It sought to analyze some geotechnical indices of the lateritic soils to be used for the production of the alternative material e.b. Bricks . Soil samples were taken from three locations within the study area to laboratory for Atterberg Limits and Particle Size Distribution tests. Results showed that the Liquid Limit LL , Plasticity Index PI and Plastic Limit PL values varied from 37.80 to 46.00 , 15.00 to 20.30 and 17.50 to 28.00 respectively for all the soil samples. Their clay, sand and gravel also ranged from 36.4 to 56 , 33.2 – 51.6 and 5.6 – 10.4 respectively. The soil samples were generally as silt – clay and grouply classified A – 6 A – 7 materials with mainly clayey constituent materials. All the soil samples would be good for brick making due to large quantities of clay and sand with very little gravel. There is need for further study on other geotechnical indices of those soils in order to further ascertain their suitability.
Bamidele I. Faluyi | Adeyemi E. Adetoro “Analyses of some Geotechnical Indices of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti Lateritic Soil used for Bricks”
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-6 , October 2018,
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