What is structural fill dirt?
Dirt itself is more complicated than you’d think. When it comes down to it, the type of dirt you choose for your project matters. And contrary to popular belief, fill dirt isn’t just any dirt — it’s typically comprised of subsoil, the section of dirt located beneath the topsoil that we see on a day-to-day basis.
This subsoil is then screened before it’s sold to ensure that it does not have any rocks or other organic matter in it. Since it doesn’t contain anything but soil, structural fill dirt is very stable. Typically, structural fill dirt will only contain four things: broken-down rocks, clay, organic content, and sand.
What is structural fill dirt used for?
Fill dirt and other types of soil are sold separately because they provide completely different functions and uses. You wouldn’t normally think of using topsoil to build your home, nor would you choose fill dirt to grow vegetables in your garden. Each project requires different results from different types of soil.
Dakin Natural Soils can deliver structural dirt to any large commercial or residential site in the area. Logistics are easy because we have access to dump trucks for any size job. These trucks can be dispatched to respond on a single day for a large project. By having Dakin deliver your structural dirt, you can simplify your heavy construction logistics while saving time and money. Structural fill dirt can also be used for landscaping projects and it’s a good base for fun DIY construction projects.
Why is structural fill dirt important?
You might find that in some cases, standard soil isn’t right, especially in the case where existing plant and tree roots exist or have the potential to grow. Structural dirt allows roots to weave around the soil pockets as they expand. The solid particles added to structural dirt allow for large plants, trees, and bushes to grow more successfully and for integrity of the construction to be maintained.
Because this dirt is composed of a mixture of gap-graded gravels — which are typically made from crushed stone, a hydrogen stabilizing agent — this type of dirt is perfect when you are building near growing trees or when planting trees, especially beside existing pavement sidewalks or roadways.
Interested in purchasing fill dirt for your upcoming project? Dakin Natural Soils can deliver it right to you. Call us today for an estimate.
Price: $3.50 per cubic yard plus tax. 18 cubic yard minimum applies on all loads.