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Collapsible soils (Rbespsc)

Definition
Soils that compact and collapse after they get wet. The soil particles are originally loosely packed and barely touch each other before moisture soaks into the ground. (Source: geoinfo.nmt.edu/geoscience/hazards/)
Broader Term
Soils by strength (Rbesps)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Compressible soils (Rbespsf)
Unstable soil (Rbespsu)