Why does it take more dirt to fill holes?
Sometimes it can be due to what's been put in it in the form of pipes etc, but in the case of a simple dig and back fill its due to the fact that such a small area cannot be compacted as much as the existing ground has become and air pockets get formed meaning the amount of dirt there is is greater than can be
Where does the dirt go after excavation?
Once excavated soil is removed from the source site, it's often very difficult to find out where it ends up, even though environmentally sensitive solutions exist. Soil can either be sent to an approved/engineered landfill, a clean fill site, or a treatment facility, where it can be safely remediated and re-used.
What do the construction workers do with the dirt?
The Dirt on Construction
Sometimes dirt is compacted and used as part of a structural foundation. Other times, the dirt is piled up to create a hill or other heightened area. A construction company uses fill dirt the way an artist uses clay; we can shape it and utilize it to get a beautiful finished product.
What happens to construction dirt?
When they cannot find a site to take their good dirt, or they have rocky and unusable dirt, subcontractors are forced to pay to dump it at a landfill or quarry.
Why is piling needed?
Piling is the process of drilling foundations through the ground to provide more structural strength to the weak soil underneath. Piling prepares the ground to carry heavy loads, such as a new home, office complex, road or another piece of infrastructure.