Installation of Drain Tile for Subsurface Drainage

by John G. Sutton,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 136-158

Document Type: Journal Paper


Soil Conservation Service provided technical assistance on installation of 24,059 mi of tile drains during 1959 fiscal year; tile used in surface drainage and current procedures in making drainage investigations; recent changes in ASTM specifications for clay and concrete drain tile are discussed; use of concrete tile under acid and alkali conditions; recommendations for gravel filter requirements.

Subject Headings: Subsurface drainage | Tiles | Soil properties | Surface drainage | Concrete | Clays | Acids | Alkalinity

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