flowable fill testing

Test Standards For Flowable Fill

June 2017 Vol. 72 No. 6

Although agencies and owners are increasingly using flowable fill, they are often not aware of the existence of applicable construction control test standards. Flowable fill is a mixture of soil, cementitious matter and water that…

‘Self-Compacting’ Soils

‘Self-Compacting’ Soils

February 2016, Vol. 71 No. 2

Similar to an urban myth, the words ‘self-compacting’ soils have unfortunately taken on an aura of acceptability. Clean gravels and crushed rock are sometimes referred to as “self-compacting,” meaning that if they are dumped in…