Document type: DU ETD
Collection: Geology Theses  
Title The Relationship Between Expansive Soils and Housing Turnover
Author(s) Graczyk, Richard J.
School/Department Department of Geography
Institution University of Denver
Degree Type Master's
Degree Name M.A.
Type of Resource text
Degree Date 1980 May
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Keyword(s) Geography
Abstract Past studies on residential mobility have examined the relationship between a number of variables and housing turnover. This list of variables includes life cycle stage, housing tenure, racial character of the neighborhood, marital status of household head, income and numerous others. In most cases, however, physical site factors such as slope stability, drainage characteristics of the residential plot, ability of the soil to sustain an attractive landscape, or shrink-swell characteristics of the soil are seldom mentioned. This paper will explore the latter problem in greater detail. Each year, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes attract widespread television and newspaper coverage. This increases public awareness of these hazards. To be sure, the loss potential of these natural phenomena is enormous as well as highly visible. The damage caused by expansive souls, however, is also quite large but is incurred over a longer period of time rather than in a single large scale dramatic event.
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