Rock in the Limestone Regions of the Southeastern United States

by E. C. (Buddy) Yokley, Jr., Long Foundation Drilling Co, Hermitage, United States,



Abstract: Problems often arise in the shaft drilling industry in the Southeast. The karst areas in this region have certain situations found in few other places. Erratic boulders and limestone pinnacles often test the definition of 'what is rock?' for pay purposes. A thorough subsurface investigation can prevent many unfortunate situations from developing and assure timely completion of foundation drilling projects.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Limestone | Light rail transit | Subsurface investigation | Foundation design | Drilled shafts | Terminology and definition | Rock mechanics | Karst | Shafts | Industries | North America | United States

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