Tag: compacted soil

In geotechnical engineering, soil compaction is the process in which a stress applied to a soil causes densification as air is displaced from the pores between the soil grains.

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

Minimizing Sediment Discharges From Landfill Projects

Minimizing Sediment Discharges From Landfill Projects

Removal of suspended particles in runoff happens when one of two conditions occurs: reduced flow velocities or filtered runoff. The former can occur by changing a slope gradient, increasing surface roughness, or containing runoff waters. The latter requires a medium through which runoff can flow to capture suspended particles. Both

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

Dealing with Odors at Sunshine Canyon Landfill…Continued

Dealing with Odors at Sunshine Canyon Landfill…Continued

Last week’s blog provided an overview of Sunshine Canyon Landfill’s (SCL’s) odor situation. This follow-on posting presents the plan for implementing and evaluating the use of plastic panels as ADC for addressing fresh trash odors on the working face, as well as a detailed look at the establishment of the

From Jumping Jacks to Sheepsfoot Rollers – Part 3

From Jumping Jacks to Sheepsfoot Rollers – Part 3

Compaction Equipment
There are four broad categories of soil compaction equipment: handheld rammers and tamping plates, vibratory and static sheepsfoot, vibratory and static rollers, and pneumatic tire compactors.

Rammers and Tamping Plates
Often referred to as “jumping jacks,” handheld vibratory plate compactors and rammers are used for those situations that do not require

Bottom Lines

Bottom Lines

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

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