Dirt Connections can simplify your screen fill dirt delivery plans. From the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to Baltimore, Maryland, Dirt Connections has all the screened fill dirt you need. With improved on line ordering, prompt, precise and professional delivery service, your delivery is assured.
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.
Screened to 3/4″ Material
Screened to 1.5 Inch Material
Proctor For Baltimore, Maryland Material
There are several benefits to screened fill dirt that might make it the right choice for your home construction project. The lack of large particles in the dirt decreases the amount of space around which water can enter, preventing settling and creating a stronger foundation for your project. With screened fill dirt, you can be more certain that the foundation of your gazebo, living space, or other installation will be secure. While standard fill dirt can still be used to create a strong foundation, screened fill dirt’s lack of large rocks may be ideal for particularly sensitive projects.
Screened fill dirt is also helpful when your project requires additional precision. Without large rocks around which to maneuver, you can purchase the exact amount of fill dirt needed for your project. You can also use it to grade land more precisely, making it beneficial for areas in which you need to slope water away from a foundation or create a platform of a precise height. This can give contractors added peace of mind when dealing with projects that may otherwise fail if the wrong amount of dirt is used or the dimensions are incorrect.
Finally, screened fill dirt is often cleaned of chemicals and other contaminants during the screening process. This can make it a better choice for homes with pets and small children. Cleaner dirt can also be beneficial in areas with sensitive environments, such as sources of freshwater or endangered species. When it rains, the runoff will not present any major hazards to these groups thanks to the dirt’s purity. With concerns about environmental pollution at an all time high, using cleaner fill dirt is a small way to ensure that your area remains as healthy as possible.
What are Bio Mix Soils?
Bioretention soils, otherwise known as bio mix soils, are new blends of soil materials. These soils are used specifically for filtering storm water. Storm water management systems are most notably retention ponds and rain gardens. Dirt Connections offers soil blends for the proper installation of the ponds. These ponds will improve water quality and facilitate plant growth in ponds. These types of soils also help remove contaminants and impurities in water to protect freshwater life.
Dirt Connections was started with one goal in mind: providing quality residential and commercial construction services to clients on time and on budget. Reach out for more information on how we can support your next project.
For your convenience our estimates are free and by appointment. Call 703-940-9949 for a free estimate today!