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Know Your Soil — Duke Equipment Rental

Know Your Soil

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The following is a brief guide on how to address soil types. The Duke Company is here to assist you with any questions you might have with our expert advice. We have the equipment that is best suited for your project, including Atlas Copco rammers and compactors. Call us for your construction equipment needs and rentals — at (585) 292-9870 (Rochester NY) and (607) 347-4455 (Ithaca / Seneca NY).

 Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

Clay Sticks Together

Clay particles stick together and you need high impact force to get the air out. Proper

moisture is important when compacting. Wet clay can be molded and dry clay becomes very hard and may crack under pressure. LT rammers are able to transmit the high pressures and shear forces necessary to compact clay at or below optimum water content.

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Silt Needs Force

Silt is not as cohesive as clay, but still needs proper water content for good compacting. The cohesive soils have the smallest particles of all soils. Silt particles are larger than in clay but they are still small enough to require high energy for deep compacting. A rammer is the best choice for compacting silt.

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Sand – Take It Gentle

For sand and gravel you can achieve high-density compaction in either a dry or saturated state. The level of compaction depends more on grading than moisture. Too much compaction of sand and gravel is like beating a concrete wall with a sledgehammer. It can crush the material and reduce the load bearing capacity.

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For the best customer service and fastest delivery in Upstate New York, call the Duke Company at (585) 292-9870 (Rochester NY) and (607) 347-4455 (Ithaca / Seneca NY).

Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.
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We are elevating the ‘customer service’ standards for Equipment Rental, Building Products and Ice & Snow Control products in Chili, New York and the greater Western New York region.

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We respond fast.  When you need something, it’s an emergency to us.  You can count on the Duke to be the fastest and most reliable when renting equipment and ordering building and ice control products.

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