- 1 How many cubic yards can a dump truck hold?
- 2 What is the capacity of a tandem dump truck?
- 3 How much weight can a 5 axle dump truck haul?
- 4 What is best to fill holes in yard?
- 5 Can I use potting soil to fill a hole in my yard?
- 6 Is potting mix the same as top soil?
- 7 Why is my soil so soft?
- 8 How do you stabilize soft soil?
- 9 How do you soften hardened grounds?
- 10 How do you firm up soggy soil?
- 11 How can heavy soil be improved?
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How many cubic yards can a dump truck hold?
14 cubic yards
What is the capacity of a tandem dump truck?
about 13 tons
How much weight can a 5 axle dump truck haul?
|Single Axle||20,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Axle||34,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Axle||Per State weight table|
|Gross Weight||Per State weight table 80,000 lbs. (5-axle or more)|
What is best to fill holes in yard?
To fill in lawn ruts and holes, blend planting soil with sand and/or compost. Usually blending equal parts of each material forms a mix that allows grass to root effectively through the mix into existing soil. Check with your local extension agent or garden center for specific soil recommendations for your area.
Can I use potting soil to fill a hole in my yard?
Fill the hole with soil until it is approximately 4 inches below surface level. A blend of equal parts of potting soil, sand and compost provides a good base for replacement grass to root. Repeat filling and tamping until the final layer is approximately 4 inches below the surface of the surrounding lawn.
Is potting mix the same as top soil?
Potting soil is for planting in containers. Topsoil is sand or clay (ground-up rocks) mixed with organic materials such as compost. Potting soil is a mixture of peat moss and other organic materials such as composted sawdust. The word topsoil can mean many different things because no two topsoils are exactly the same.
Why is my soil so soft?
Spongy lawns are the result of excess buildup of old and dead grass material. Overly thick thatch not only makes the lawn spongy but it can interfere with the plant’s ability to gather air, water and fertilizer. The roots are forced to grow on top of the thatch and the sponginess increases.
How do you stabilize soft soil?
Soil stabilization methods include:
- Drain excess moisture out of the soils using drainage tile.
- Tilling and turning over the soil to help dry it.
- Excavation into the dirt subgrade and replacing the soil with a proper base material to help bridge the unstable soils.
How do you soften hardened grounds?
Most organic amendments can solve a soft soil problem. Compost and peat moss, both readily available, provide soil structure and improve moisture capabilities in soft soil. If the soil is sandy, spread up to a 6-inch layer of the amendment on top the bed.
How do you firm up soggy soil?
THE SOLUTION: LIME! of either quicklime or hydrated lime, dries up wet soil quickly, so that it can be compacted readily, forming a working table that will resist further wetting as well–you can get back to work! hydrated lime are both highly effective in drying wet clay and silt soils.
How can heavy soil be improved?
Dig in plenty of bulky organic matter such as manure or, ideally, composted bark, as this can make a noticeable improvement to the working properties of clay. Apply organic mulches around trees, shrubs and other permanent plants as these will reduce summer cracking and help conserve moisture.