Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

What to think about when selling clean fill from your property

by Clifton Barnes

Clean fill is materials used mostly for filling up excavations or other unwanted holes in a building process. It's used because it doesn't contain any degradable components, which means that the volume that is being used to fill the hole is the volume that will still be there after time has passed. If you have had construction work done on your property, chances are that you're now in possession of unused clean fill that you don't have any use for. In this case, many councils and companies buy clean fill to use for their own projects. If you wish to do this, you should be aware of what properties the soil must hold to be counted as clean fill.  

Visual inspection

When you're selling clean fill, the first thing you need to make sure of is that the material is actually clean. Perform a visual inspection to begin with. If you're interested in selling top soil, you need to ensure that the soil is capable of plant growth, which is usually the case if it's the top soil taken from your lawn. You also need to make sure that there are no excess water in the soil. If you see bodies of water or if the soil is mud rather than clay, the soil will most likely not be accepted.

Quality tests

You also need to have other types of testing performed in order to prove that what you're selling actually is clean fill. Analytical testing needs to be performed by an expert that is qualified to sign a document ensuring the quality of the soil and that it doesn't contain any prohibited materials. The same person can also be responsible for making sure that the soil is actually taken from the location that you're stating when you're selling the soil. You need to have a document that states that your soil is taken from your property, as the new owner of the soil can't use the clean fill if they don't know that.


You should also know that you need to provide with an appropriate cover for the clean fill when transporting it. Clay soils tend to give off an odour, which is unacceptable if you wish to sell your clean fill. Some people sell their clean fill already capped by manmade materials and with a layer of plants on top, as this is how the clean fill will be stored naturally. However, in this case, you need to be able to provide a sample the council or company can examine without having to dig in your clean fill. 


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!