We have all the fill dirt for Bethesda, Maryland and surrounding areas.
What is Fill Dirt?
Fill dirt is found beneath the top layer of soil and does not contain organic matter, such as sticks or leaves. Instead, it is made solely of rocks, clay, and sand. This makes it more stable than topsoil, which may settle over time as the organic matter within it decomposes. The resulting shifting of topsoil can even create uneven foundations or allow water to enter and further destabilize the area. For these reasons, contractors use fill dirt to fill in holes and change the elevation of an area, among other uses, as opposed to any old topsoil. Fill dirt is also an essential part of many common construction projects, such as filling in a pool.
What is Screened Fill Dirt?
Screened fill dirt goes a step further, removing rocks, gravel, and other debris larger than three-quarters of an inch in diameter. Removing these larger fragments can make it easier to maneuver the dirt and transport it to and from various locations. Screened fill dirt also has fewer clods of clay, giving it a finer, more uniform consistency. During the screening process, the dirt is moved through mesh screens, sifted, and evaluated to ensure the proper consistency. Larger particles might even be removed by hand. The extra effort involved in creating screened fill dirt makes it more expensive than unscreened, though the higher price may be worth paying for the right project.
This material is generated from our excavation projects in the adjoining Bethesda, Maryland area. We provide excavation for new home construction and commercial building projects.
In the DC Metro Area, we provide material processed through our Warrior Screener. Our screener is currently set up with 3/4″ screen configuration. This provides a clean material with fine particulates.
Tested Compactable Dirt in the Bethesda, Maryland Area
Dirt Connections provides Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C. fill dirt delivery. Our reliable and affordable dirt delivery services can simplify your construction logistics while saving you time and money. Dirt Connections has the knowledge and the resources to help you to successfully complete your project, regardless of its size.
The Proctor compaction test is a laboratory geotechnical testing method. This testing method is used to determine the soil compaction properties. These properties include the optimal water content at which soil can reach its maximum dry density. The original test is often referred to as Standard Proctor Test.
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