Compaction | Propertylogy


By on July 16, 2019

Compaction refers to the process taken by builders to compress soil for filling up lower lying areas in a parcel of land so as to raise the ground and level the land.

This is an important step in the whole building construction process so as to lay strong foundations for the property improvement itself.

Before working on compaction, developers usually hire experts to produce reports on soil condition and soil compaction before determining the next course of action, including how much extra soil would be required for the job on hand.

These processes can take up so much time that sometimes the whole construction scheduled can be affected due to unforeseen land circumstances.

Unethical builders and land sellers can sometimes fill land with compromised material like tree trunks to create that perception of a properly compact site.

But when compromises are made, land tends to settle in the future causing grave foundational problems that can even pose a safety hazard to residents.

Compaction should not be an area to keep a tight checkbook for.

They almost always come back to haunt you.

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