Expansive Soils

Business / Construction / Expansive Soils: Earth that swells and contracts depending on the amount of water that is present. ('Betonite' is an expansive soil).

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Expansive Adjective Synonyms: broad, extensive, far-reaching, wide-ranging, comprehensive, widespread, all-embracing, (all-)inclusive
Expansive Noun Synonyms: expansible or expandable or expandible, inflatable, dilatable, extensible or extendible or extendable, extending, expanding, enlarging, spreading, opening or stretching (out)
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Expansive Mood

Science / Psychiatry / Expansive Mood: Lack of restraint in expressing ones feelings, frequently with an overvaluation of ones significance or importance. irritable Easily annoyed and provoked to anger. MORE

Expansive Soils

Business / Construction / Expansive Soils: Earth that swells and contracts depending on the amount of water that is present. ('Betonite' is an expansive soil). MORE

Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil)

Science / Geology / Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil): A clay soil that expands when water is added and contracts when it dries out. This volume change when in contact with buildings, roadways, or underground utilities can cause severe damage. MORE

Void

Business / Construction / Void: Cardboard rectangular boxes that are installed between the earth (between caissons) and the concrete foundation wall. Used when expansive soils are present. MORE

Structural Floor

Business / Construction / Structural Floor: A framed lumber floor that is installed as a basement floor instead of concrete. This is done on very expansive soils. MORE

Cantilevered Void

Business / Construction / Cantilevered Void: Foundation void material used in unusually expansive soils conditions. This void is 'trapezoid' shaped and has vertical sides of 6' and 4' respectively. MORE

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