Backfilling is the action of replacing soil back into a trench, hole, or other groundwork once excavation and all other required work have been completed. Backfilling and compaction go hand in hand. Without proper compaction, the soil can settle over time, which can lead to sinking buildings, cracking foundations, or concrete slabs. To avoid this, backfilling and compaction are done in "lifts", which are repetitions of adding loose dirt and compacting it. Backfill can be made up of the same soil used during excavation or other materials such as gravel, rock, or dirt. After a foundation has been laid, backfilling is a big component of keeping the structure safe, backfilling is also often used when adding culverts for driveways to homes or even after having replaced a septic tank. This process typically requires heavy machinery, the skill necessary to run the equipment, and even the soil conditions. Below are some examples of our backfilling work. If you have questions or would like for us to take a look at your job and provide a custom quote, contact us today!
Backfilling services include:
Our backfilling service consists of filling in a hole (such as a foundation or trench for pipes) with dirt, gravel, or other material, as requested. Backfilling is done typically after all other services and required work have been completed. If you have any questions about the services we provide, please give us a call at (719) 249-8008.