Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Water can be chemically combined within soil particles ( chemically or electrically)
Water can be easily absorbed in a thin layer of soil.
It can freely flow within the pores affecting the overall strength of the soil.
EFFECTS of water on soil
Soil changes volume gradually in response to a change in pressure due to pore water pressure.
Clay: has a very low coefficient of permeability.
definition of the coefficient of permeability: The measure of the capacity of the soil with which the water can easily flow through it.