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What is Soil Compaction?

In geotechnical engineering, soil compaction is the process in which stress is applied to a soil causes densification as air is displaced from the pores between the soil grains.

Here at BOSS, we ran into a sinkhole in a Pembroke Pines shopping center, and we observed that the soil compaction and the depth of the underneath the asphalt. You can watch here:

Heavy equipment and tillage implements amplify damage to the soil’s structure, decreasing pore space and limiting soil and water volume even further.

Water can burrow through loose layers of soil or poorly compacted areas to create underground voids. These voids can become so large that the soil and grass “roof” sinks or collapses to form large holes called sinkholes.

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