Procedure For Doing Earthwork in Embankment - Civil Engineering

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Procedure For Doing Earthwork in Embankment

Procedure For Doing Earthwork in Embankment

The earthwork in embankment is carried out in following steps:

1. Making Profiles Of Embankment

Profiles of embankment are constructed with poles and strings. These are constructed at 30 m intervals for guiding labor. For ordinary embankments, 10 % allowance for settlement is kept while making profiles.

2. Stripping And Storing Top Soil

After making the profiles of embankment the top soil of the site is stripped to the specified depth and stored at suitable location.

3. Constructing Embankment

After stripping and storing top soil, the original ground is compacted by rolling with 8 - 10 ton roller. Then filling is started in layers not exceeding 250 mm and compacted with road roller. 

These layers are kept slightly concave in shape. The successive layers of earth should be placed only when the previous layer has been throughly compacted.
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