Tag: loose soil

Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated or partially saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.

“The Base Could Liquefy”

“The Base Could Liquefy”

Of all the problems we hear about related to American infrastructure, the state of the nation’s dams is perhaps the scariest; a failure upstream of an urban area could cause more damage all at once than just about any other infrastructure-related event. The failure of the spillways at the Oroville

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

From stabilizing failing slopes to creating new slopes, erosion control contractors are turning to new technologies as well as relying on the tried and true in a number of projects throughout the US.

Slope Stabilization Techniques

Slope Stabilization Techniques

From stabilizing failing slopes to creating new slopes, erosion control contractors are turning to new technologies as well as relying on the tried and true in a number of projects throughout the US.

Storm Drain Inlet Protection

Storm Drain Inlet Protection

If a stream or other waterbody is showing an increase in sediment or pollutant contamination, nearby active construction sites are usually the first suspect. As any developer or construction crew chief knows, devices to stop runoff from the site are an absolute necessity.

Inlet Protection for Storm Drains

Inlet Protection for Storm Drains

If a stream or other waterbody is showing an increase in sediment or pollutant contamination, nearby active construction sites are usually the first suspect. As any developer or construction crew chief knows, devices to stop runoff from the site are an absolute necessity.

A Cosmic Well

A Cosmic Well

Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot was inspired by a photograph (below) taken as the Voyager 1 spacecraft left for the edge of the solar system on February 14, 1990. The portrait of our world—taken from 4 billion miles away—reveals the vastness of the cosmos relative to Earth’s pixel-sized fleck of blue.

The Right Size for the Job

The Right Size for the Job

People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or

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.

Michelin Bibload Available for North American Backhoe Market

Michelin Bibload Available for North American Backhoe Market

Greenville, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2015) – Michelin announced that its new MICHELIN ® BibLoad Hard Surface ™ (HS) radial tires are on sale at tire dealers throughout North America. The MICHELIN Bibload Hard Surface is an expansion of the company’s product lineup in order to offer a specialized option for

The Drain Game

The Drain Game

It’s somewhat ironic: When one’s trying to remove soil from an object, it often requires surfactants, manual labor, and copious amounts of water. Yet, when loose soil is struck by rain, it hitches a ride and quickly follows the runoff wherever it may go. Hence the importance of capturing soil

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