Tag: types of soil

In terms of soil texture, soil type usually refers to the different sizes of mineral particles in a particular sample. Soil is made up in part of finely ground rock particles, grouped according to size as sand and silt in addition to clay, organic material such as decomposed plant matter.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

How to Select a Soil Roller

How to Select a Soil Roller

For a Spanish version of this page, please visit: Cómo Seleccionar un rodillo de Suelos

Contractors use a number of different types of soil and aggregate compactors these days. Common types include: sheepsfoot rollers, which run static and are typically towed; pneumatic-tired rollers, which use rubber tires to provide the familiar kneading action of

Tools for Trenching in OSHA’s Soil Types

Tools for Trenching in OSHA’s Soil Types

When trenching and using shoring, Mitch Post, Mabey Inc.’s training and development manager says that soil type only matters to a point. “One common mistake contractors make is placing too much emphasis on that soil typing. If you look strictly at the OSHA definition of what types of soil and

Making Rain Gardens Work

Making Rain Gardens Work

By Margaret Buranen Time is the test that reveals how well a rain garden is working. Time tells whether the rain garden’s design and construction are as effective as they were projected to be. Portland, OR, has a number of rain gardens that meet the test of time, including the

Hyundai Construction Equipment Introduces HR120C-9 Compaction Roller

Hyundai Construction Equipment Introduces HR120C-9 Compaction Roller

Las Vegas, NV ““ Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., a leading earth moving and material handling equipment manufacturer, recently displayed their new HR120C-9 compaction roller at ConExpo held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This model is a single drum vibratory roller, designed for safety, comfort and

Versatility to Match the Job

Versatility to Match the Job

Compact loaders have become the “all-round job-site machines,” points out Tonya Bair, vice president of operations for Bair Products. “One machine can perform more diverse applications on a single job site than many machines, in some circumstances, and can be used on large and small job sites,” she says. “They

Hydroseeding Challenges for all Seasons

Hydroseeding Challenges for all Seasons

When Chesapeake Energy needed hydroseeding work done for a gas pad area in Wetzel County, WV, the energy company called in Central Carolina Seeding, based in Winston-Salem, NC. “It was a slip repair,” says Central Carolina Seeding’s president, Sam Howard. “They had had a massive landslide, and we helped with

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Nobody has to tell a landfill operator how to be industrious. Hard work and long hours come with the job, a job that includes everything from balancing the books to personally operating heavy equipment, to meeting with an often hostile public and even to helping to pick up blow litter

Programs for Conditioning

Programs for Conditioning

Hot and dry weather. Time constraints. Soil conditions. All of these factors can significantly affect a temporary or permanent revegetation project. By properly preparing the soil and using seed mixes that can withstand climate changes, contractors who are doing revegetation projects are meeting those challenges with success. In Owasso, OK,

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