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Weight of saturated soil

Weight of saturated soil

(OP)
What is the typical weight of saturated soil. I need to figure out weight of some exterior planters for worst case conditions.

RE: Weight of saturated soil

(OP)
I am using 120 pcf but I think it might be high for potting mix.

RE: Weight of saturated soil

If the potting mix has a lot of vermiculite, it could be only 100 or so, but I would stick with the 120 if I were you, not knowing what the dufus 10 years town the road is going to use.

Mike McCann
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RE: Weight of saturated soil

Agree with Mike.  It might be a little high, but not out of the realm.

RE: Weight of saturated soil

(OP)
Mike, Ron....Thanks. I am going to use 120 pcf.

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