🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteSoil can be defined in many ways. In civil engineering, soil is a naturally occurring, loose/un-cemented/weakly cemented/relatively unconsolidated mineral particles, organic or inorganic in character, lying over the bed rock which is formed by weathering of rocks. Soil is formed by different particels such as gravel, rock, sand, silt, clay, loam and humus. In this article we discuss on properties, characteristics, size, shape and constituents of least sized soil types namely sand, silt, clay and loam.
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