Tag: clay soil

Clay is a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Clays are plastic due to their water content and become hard, brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing.

Retaining Walls—Beauty With Purpose

Retaining Walls—Beauty With Purpose

Retaining walls vary tremendously in design and setting, but they all share a functional purpose. A well-designed retaining wall can enhance the appearance of a site, but if it doesn’t stabilize the earth and last, it’s not a success. Retaining walls in the following projects add value to their sites

Beauty With Purpose

Beauty With Purpose

Retaining walls vary tremendously in design and setting, but they all share a functional purpose. A well-designed retaining wall can enhance the appearance of a site, but if it doesn’t stabilize the earth and last, it’s not a success. Retaining walls in the following projects add value to their sites

Four Cases Where Cofferdams Work

Four Cases Where Cofferdams Work

Sometimes a project requires keeping sediment out of clean water that needs to remain free-flowing. Sometimes it’s not the sediment that has to be held back, but the water itself, so that work can be done in the temporarily dry space.

Parting the Waters

Parting the Waters

Sometimes a project requires keeping sediment out of clean water that needs to remain free-flowing. Sometimes it’s not the sediment that has to be held back, but the water itself, so that work can be done in the temporarily dry space.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

Cable-Location Equipment and Applications in Utility Line Identification

Cable-Location Equipment and Applications in Utility Line Identification

Vacuum excavation applications and utility locator technologies are discussed along with site specific conditions that help determine the choice between hydro versus air vacuum excavation. Conditions as frozen soil and brittle utilities are evaluated in determining vacuum excavation methods and why nothing beats an experienced operator and reliable equipment.

A Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

A Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) approved StormChambers for One Loudoun, a large mixed-use development in Ashburn, Loudoun County, VA. It was one of the first applications where VDOT runoff water—combined with private runoff water—went to this type of system, notes Steve Pandish, director of water resources for the engineering

Spillway Flood Control

Spillway Flood Control

Michigan Spillway Flood Control Project
Vast amounts of moisture—both heavy snow and rainfall—have been falling on the flat, rural Red River basin in North Dakota and Minnesota for the past 25 years, says Ben Varnson, chairman of the Nelson County Water Resource District in North Dakota.

Ten inches of rain can fall

Indeco North America Introduces New Wheel Compactor

Indeco North America Introduces New Wheel Compactor

– New Boom-Mounted IHW Series Dramatically Increases Productivity and Reduces Cost for Demanding Soil Compaction Applications-

 MILFORD, CT, February 2, 2016 – Continuing its “smart-growth” strategy of identifying, evaluating and delivering new, value-added product innovations that provide quantifiable business value to the construction and demolition industries, Indeco North America, a leading

Smooth Liner Speeds Stadium Transitions

Smooth Liner Speeds Stadium Transitions

When Houston’s Reliant Stadium was constructed, it had the NFL’s first retractable roof, first removable turf field, and the largest seating capacity in the league. The stadium was built to serve two major occupants: the Houston Texans professional football league and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

These two occupants presented

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