Question : You constructing an embankment of compacted soil with a total : 85379
You are constructing an embankment of compacted soil with a total compacted volume of 5000 cubic yards. The dry unit weight of the compacted soil will be 118 pcf and the moisture content of the compacted soil will be 14%. To construct the embankment, soil with a water content of 8% will be brought in from a nearby borrow site. Trucks will be used to haul the soil. When the trucks are empty, they weigh 10 tons. When the trucks are loaded with borrow soil, they weigh 16.75 tons. Calculate 1) how many truckloads will be needed and 2) how many gallons of water will need to be added to the soil during compaction.