Tag: fill soil

Fill dirt is earthy material which is used to fill in a depression or hole in the ground or create mounds or otherwise artificially change the grade or elevation of real property. Fill dirt is usually subsoil (soil from beneath the top soil) and underlying soil parent material which has little soil organic matter or biological activity. Fill dirt is taken from a location where soil is being removed as a part of leveling an area for construction; it may also contain sand, rocks, and stones, as well as earth.

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

For earthwork contractors the key to survival is an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes. Without an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes, the contractor will be unable to properly assign construction assets or formulate a project schedule. Estimating earthwork construction requires many assumptions and unknowns.

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the July/August 2005 issue of MSW Management. This series of three articles examines the costs involved in each stage of a generic landfill’s lifetime, shows how to do pro forma statements for profit and loss, and analyzes the tax and financial aspects

Pipe Solutions

Damaged pipes pose a host of problems, from significant maintenance costs to environmental threats. Many communities throughout North America have been mitigating those problems in such a way that minimizes costs, traffic interruption, and maximizes on the longevity of newer materials and repair methods. Stoney Creek In Oakland Township, MI,

Construction in Tight Spaces

Construction in Tight Spaces

The Kinnickinnic River, one of three concrete-lined waterways running through Milwaukee, WI, eventually empties into Lake Michigan. The river has had its share of problems, including pollutant contamination, excessive sediment buildup, and urban flooding. As part of its flood mitigation project, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District  (MMSD) authorized the construction

Landfill Economics Part 2: Getting Down to Business

Part 1 examined a hypothetical landfill’s market and potential for waste receipt; as well as its site investigation, engineering, design, and permitting costs. This second article examines the cost of construction for site facilities and for each landfill cell. Additionally, the operating cost and disposal volume of each overlapping cell

Blankets and Rolls, Mats and Mulches

When veteran landscaper Bart Hodges began working on the 1-mi.-long stream enhancement at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, GA, he knew he would be using a large assortment of erosion control products. The golf course was built in 1912 and today is considered the second oldest in Georgia. The

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