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Compaction at 95%

Compaction at 95%

Compaction at 95%

Dear Engineers,
How can I compacted an area at 95%? The area is not plane and it has been compacted in the past but the rate was lower than the 95%.
Is the soil the problem or the Compactor. And also, is a 17 Ton compactor good for this job?
Here is what I planed to:

Dig under the existing area at 40 cm deep. Then, fill with 20 cm of soil, compact that part, poor some water on it and after pouring some water, put again some soil at 20 cm and compact it until it is fill up to the same level as the existing area.
Is this process a good one?

Waiting for your answers.

RE: Compaction at 95%

I think that I would find a geotechnical engineer (firm) and hire them to do this for you. It does not seem that you understand the basic tenets of fill placement and compaction. (for study yourself, there is a nice section on compaction in Fang's Foundation Engineering Handbook and a nice book on compaction by Monahan and Rollings and Rollings (Geotechnical construction) has a good chapter on compaction.

But for your present need and what you had posted in another forum on the site, do yourself a favour and bring on someone who does this as a matter of everyday work.

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