fill soil
Soil used for filling, that is, found within or contemporaneously placed within a cavity, or a supply of soil for use as fill.

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  • Fill dirt — is earthy material which is used to fill in a depression or hole in the ground or create mounds or otherwise artificially change the grade or elevation of real property.[1] Fill dirt is usually subsoil (soil from beneath the top soil) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil mechanics — is a discipline that applies principles of engineering mechanics, e.g. kinematics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of material, to predict the mechanical behavior of soils. Together with Rock mechanics, it is the basis for solving many… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil liquefaction — describes the behavior of loose saturated unconsolidated soils, i.e. loose sands, which go from a solid state to have the consistency of a heavy liquid, or reach a liquefied state as a consequence of increasing porewater pressures, and thus… …   Wikipedia

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • fill —    [ engineering geology ]     a) Human constructed deposits of natural earth materials (e.g., soil, gravel, rock) and waste materials (e.g., tailings or spoil from dredging) used to fill a depression, to extend shore land into a body of water,… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Characterisation of pore space in soil — Soil is essential to most animals on the earth. It is a relatively thin crust where an even smaller portion contains much of the biological activity. Soil consists of three different phases. A solid phase (≈ 20%) that contains mainly minerals of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cut and fill — A mass haul diagram where land and rock cuts are hauled to fills In earthmoving, cut and fill is the process of constructing a railway, road or canal whereby the amount of material from cuts roughly matches the amount of fill needed to make… …   Wikipedia

  • Hydraulic fill — A hydraulic fill is an embankment or other fill in which the materials are deposited in place by a flowing stream of water, with the deposition being selective. Gravity, coupled with velocity control, is used to effect the selected deposition of… …   Wikipedia

  • clean fill — /klin ˈfɪl/ (say kleen fil) noun natural material such as soil, clay, gravel, and crushed rock used for fill (def. 22), that has been excavated from an area that is not contaminated with waste materials or manufactured chemicals …   Australian English dictionary

  • back|fill — «BAK FIHL», verb, noun. –v.t. to refill (an excavation). –n. soil or other material used to backfill …   Useful english dictionary

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