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November 15, 2009

Compacted Fill

Filed under: Glossary — Sunrooms by Brady @ 12:58 pm

Fill that has been replaced into an excavated site in lifts (layers) and compacted using any one or a combination of water soaking, rolling, vibratory compaction or other means used to reduce the air between particles of fill to as close to 100% compaction as possible.  Compacting is usually used to reduce the amount of settling that will occur over time.  This in turn reduces cracking in slabs or settling of structures.  Building foundations upon compacted fill is usually discouraged

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