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What are the types of soils, that are prone to frost action?

(a) Sand and Silt

(b) Clay

(c) None of the mentioned

(d) All of the mentioned

I have been asked this question in final exam.

The above asked question is from Frost Action topic in portion Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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Correct choice is (a) Sand and Silt

The best I can explain: Only silts and fine sands are prone to frost action because these soils have large capillary rise due to relatively fine particles.

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