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What are Dredge Spoils?

What are Dredge Spoils?

What are Dredge Spoils? Dredge spoils are the sand, soil, silt and other organic matter that accumulates on the bottom of a body of water and are removed during dredging. Urban development, farming, natural disasters, tidal influence and other factors contribute to...

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What is Soil Remediation?

What is Soil Remediation?

What is Soil Remediation? Soil remediation is the application of proven technologies to mitigate and manage risks from contaminated soils that could be harmful to human health and the environment. Contaminated soil is often the result of historical industrial...

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Soil Stabilization Methods and Materials

Soil Stabilization Methods and Materials

What is Meant by Soil Stabilization? Soil stabilization is a process by which the physical properties of a soil are transformed to provide permanent strength gains before construction. Stabilized soils outperform non-stabilized soils when materials, design, and...

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Expansive Soil: Foundation Problems

Expansive Soil: Foundation Problems

What are Expansive Soils and What Problems Can They Cause? Have you ever wondered why the Leaning Tower of Pisa... leans? Well, the answer has to do, at least to some degree, with the topic of expansive soils. The American Society of Civil Engineers has estimated that...

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Soil Drying Agents

Soil Drying Agents

When Should I Use a Drying Agent? Time equals money and job site delays can result in higher production costs and lost opportunities. Contractors and project owners are required to stay on schedule and also on budget, while achieving the geotechnical specifications...

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The Importance of Soil Compaction in Construction

The Importance of Soil Compaction in Construction

What is the Objective of Soil Compaction? Soil compaction is used to densify a soil by reducing the void space, or the amount of air, between soil particles. In other words, soil compaction occurs when soil particles are pressed together to reduce the space between...

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Soil Compaction: Methods, Meaning, and Effects

Soil Compaction: Methods, Meaning, and Effects

What is Soil Compaction? Soil compaction is the practice of applying mechanical compactive effort to densify a soil by reducing the void space between soil particles. Compaction occurs when particles are pressed together to reduce the space between them. Highly...

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The Importance of Soil Stabilization

The Importance of Soil Stabilization

What is Soil Stabilization? Soil stabilization is a process by which a soils physical property are transformed to provide long-term permanent strength gains. Stabilization is accomplished by increasing the shear strength and the overall bearing capacity of a soil....

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