From $9.95


Statistics

Users
Total: 32,902
Visited Last 30 days: 212
Forum Messages
Total: 20,966
Last 30 days: 7
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,160
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,400
Last 30 days: 9
Connections
Total: 15,247
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 87,197

Journals

Name
NorthShoreBathrooms
9 Visits | 1 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
Tenants-Right-When-S... Maryland, MD
587 Visits | 5 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacerepairon St Catharines, AL
30 Visits | 1 Posts | 9 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacemkm Markham, AL
32 Visits | 1 Posts | 7 Pix | 0 Videos
vallejocleaningservi... Vallejo , CA
29 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
getpestcontrol Delhi, AL
34 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
noithattrieugia tphcm, AL
50 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
httpownerbuilderbook...
117 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Packers-and-Movers Delhi, AL
377 Visits | 2 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Best-Access-Doors Jackson, AL
165 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Concrete-Contractors...
228 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
bird Springfield, MO
167 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
120,389 Visits | 1,004 Posts | 2,581 Pix | 47 Videos
Drywall-Repair-Lehi
243 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
ianpundt
280 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Magic-Of-The-SideSto... San Carlos, CA
605 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
httpswwwfaxitfastcom... salt lake city, AL
251 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Owning-My-First-Prop... Grand Rapids, MI
360 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
movers-and-packers Hyderabad, AL
351 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Investment-Propertie... Rochester, MN
402 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Lance in Buena Vista, CO0.002

The Owner-Builder Book has been our best written guide to-date, followed closely by friends & family who have gone through this experience.
Pat & Norman in Sewanee, TN

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.
25,000 pages of free owner-builder resources.  We accept no ads.

Soil compaction


Filter by date: and/or Keyword



Reply... Subscribe to this topic


Oleg's Forum Posts: 8
Journal Entries: 3
Interview Answers: 170

Private Message


Image from Oleg's blog

Login to Vote

By Oleg in San Diego, CA on 5/11/2008


Need to do a soil compaction on about 70'x70' flat graded pad. The contractors are talking about 3' lifts and a soil compaction report.

How much would it cost to me at today's prices? I know, the soil report could be as little as $300 and as much as $2,000. However, I have no idea on soil compaction routine.

Any help?
Thanks.

Reply...


Brian's Forum Posts: 23
Journal Entries: 29
Interview Answers: 50

Private Message

My Construction Website


Image from Brian's blog

Login to Vote

By Brian in Dexter, MI on 5/22/2008


3' lifts sounds like a lot to get good compaction if footings are sitting on it. How deep are you going? I had an area of about 80x50 that I had to do this on because the soil was classified as "fill dirt". I had about $4,000 in engineering expenses, $6,000 in excavator labor, and $22,000 in sand costs. I did a total of 8' deep with lifts every 12".

If you are doing compaction in an area that footings are on, you really should have an engineering firm be there to monitor the contractors and test compaction. Are they just compacting the soil that's on the site? What type of soil is it? Why is this necessary? Have you had soil borings done or tests on the soil?


Reply...

2006, 2007 Merit Award Winner

Jon's Forum Posts: 219
Journal Entries: 1
Interview Answers: 2

Private Message


Jon's Selected Image

Login to Vote

By Jon in Ellicott City, MD on 5/23/2008


I agree with Brian.  Three feet is way too much.  Here's an excerpt from a "Soil Compaction Basics" article I printed out years ago....

" Compact shallow lifts. You should compact soil in layers from 6 to 10 inches thick. Even heavy rollers don’t have much effect at depths over a foot.  A common mistake in backfilling foundations is to place a 3-foot or 4-foot-thick layer and then try to salvage the situation by pounding on the surface until it looks great. This might compact the top 8 inches, but 18 or 24 inches down, the percent compaction is still low. In this case, the fill will settle unless it is removed, and replaced and compacted in thin lifts."

Jon


Reply...



Reply... Subscribe to this topic

Copyright 1997-2020 Consensus Group Inc.