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Old 04-01-2010, 08:50 AM   #16
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QUESTION: Have you ever heard of over-compaction? I heard my dad talking about that at a house we were working on years ago, but I never asked if he was just horsing around; he is an engineer, but he horses around a lot, too.
Ayuh,... The Only significance of Over-Compaction is,...
You'll be pounding the aggregate into smaller sizes...
And of course, you'll be spending a significant amount of Your energy chasing the compactor all over the jobsite, as it'll be Dancing like no tomorrow....

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OK. Good to know that "The Dance" is the tip-off. I've experienced that a few times, and it is amazing how a compactor can jump. thnx. j
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Dan: FYI, and mine, I called Coop Extension today and asked what we call our soil. Apparently it is glacial silt, but not derived from rivers when up in the hills. Apparently the winds blew in the silt, from the distant till, and deposited it all over the show. Now I understand why it is still called silt up in the hills.... if that gal is correct. Either way, it is really fine, rather crappy stuff that pumps like a madman when it is wet. You can stand on it and "grape stomp", and soon you will be stuck over your knees if you can keep you legs moving that long. later. j

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