Backfill Material Edmonton
What is the importance of backfilling a piece of land? What does it mean? Backfilling uses materials to fill in areas on land that need leveling out.
Backfilling is a crucial necessity when looking to provide more support to the walkway, roadway, and other structures. The entire process is about adding materials that ensure a sturdy and immovable foundation for the property's durability. Our top cement companies handle the entire backfilling process and provide materials you can use to improve sustenance and better the durability of the foundation.
Materials Used In Backfilling
Backfilling is more than just hauling back soil you removed through the excavation process. Every area of the ground must have proper consistency and specifications to allow optimal performance and prevent the kind of instability that will shift around and jeopardize the integrity of the building you add on top. We, therefore, have to look at different kinds of materials used in the process, study the ground to make sure everything fits as it should, and mix in a variety of new materials to achieve the right consistency and compactness. Here is a summary of the materials we use for different backfilling processes.
Course-grained soil ranges from gravel-sand to clay sands with a bit of roughness. Concrete and cement companies only know which one is suitable for your land after evaluating the ground to determine the density that will offer sufficient water flow, proper saturation, and proper control of the foundation support. Sometimes, we may have to add cement to control the leakage and minimize the downward direction of fluids and fill in narrow spots that may need more compactness to achieve uniform density.
Fine soil includes silty and loamy ones with a relatively high compactness level. It is important to remember that fine soil is likely to experience more saturation; hence it will be able to stay stable in the event of an earthquake. Our best aggregate company staff follow laboratory research data to match the soil to the ground and ensure the backfill is string enough for the oncoming construction.
The rocks used as backfill material vary in type depending on the hardness of the rock particles. Hard rock may be suitable for softer grounds that need more compactness or for complex sites that must maintain uniformity with the same cohesive material.
These materials are not suitable for backfill because they have poor compactness and, therefore, will not offer the right amount of support to the ground. However, marginal materials are suitable when you can mix in additives to better the engineering characteristics.
How We Work With Backfill Materials
Filling in the land with foreign materials is a messy and complicated process, and it is easy for a novice engineer to end up with a bigger mess and a larger bill for redoing the entire job. We are a trusted company because we have done a significant amount of research on backfilling, have a list of successful projects, and are part of the Alberta sand and gravel association, which indicates our expertise. Contact our aggregate supply company online to get started with a personalized consultation.