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Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?
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Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

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We are trying to reduce our bid cost by utilizing the excavated limestone as our backfill material. Will there be any issue on this? Since limestone is known to be soluble to water?

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

The question is too broad to answer. Limestone is an often used building and pavement material, but there is a big difference in types of limestone, and in stability of the different types.

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

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Crushed sedimentary limestone is an excellent material for backfill. In fact, where I work, it is the only high quality material available at a reasonable price. It has excellent properties and compacts well. It is suitable as the base for buildings, roads, railroads, etc... and we use it for all of those applications. Also, we have a high water table (at or just below the surface). Solubility is not an issue - the limestone was mined locally from below the water table, where it has been for a few million years.

According to this reference, limestone and similar material is used for 70% of the crushed stone in the USA.




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RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

Limestone runs the range, from excellent to extremely poor.
You have to provide more information.
Local Geotechs, Geologists and trusted contractors should be consulted for specific formations and localities.

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

This is a suggested reading. Link

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

Agree with SRE....In my area, it is the primary material used for roadway bases, stabilization, concrete aggregate and general fill using tailings from the cast-off of other uses. Yes, it has a range of quality, but even lower quality calcareous silts can be used effectively when mixed with more competent materials.

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

And it is all put in place by stoned limeys!

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA, HI)


RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

Someone or administrator seem able to remove/cook the thread/responses. Bad and shameful practice.

Do not use unprocessed limestone without consultation. The excavated material should be inspected and cleared by a geotechnical engineer, geologist, and/or lab.

RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

SRE... rocks, almost as old as sliderules...

Quote (According to this reference, limestone and similar material is used for 70% of the crushed stone in the USA.)


Is that ever a neat site... thanks...

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RE: Can Limestone be used as Backfilling Materials?

If it passes all the other aggregate tests, yes!

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