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Last edited 06 Mar 2020
Bulk filling materials
Soil is used for example, for the formation of embankments and other areas of landscape that require fill. It is common to 'cut' soil from the high points of a site and place it in layers in lower areas, in a process known as 'cut and fill'. For more information see Cut and fill.
- Soil from swamps, bogs and marshes.
- Perishable material such as peat, logs and stumps.
- Frozen materials.
- Materials having a liquid limit exceeding 80 and/or a plasticity index exceeding 50.
See also: Types of soil.
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