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Old 09-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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What is the best way to compact down a bunch of dirt? Should I get it wet? Drive over it?

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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Depends on how much dirt. Motor-powered ram or vibratory compactors work well for medium sized areas, for big areas you'll need a ride-roller. The most important step is to do it in many small layers - no compaction technique works on more than a couple inches at a time.

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