Soil Compaction Testing
At Soil Pacifica Inc., geotechnical engineering delves into soil compaction, a process where soil densifies due to stress displacing air between its grains. When stress drives out water from soil grains, it's consolidation, not compaction. Our approach accounts for factors like grain size, soil shape, clay minerals, and more, shaping maximum dry unit weight and optimal moisture content. This knowledge guides effective compaction methods, leveraging heavy equipment. In sands and gravels, vibration reconfigures particles for density, while sheep foot rollers in silts and clays drive out air through intense shearing zones. Trust our expertise to optimize soil performance.