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Compacting soil before pouring concrete

Posted by John Sprung on March 9th, 1999 01:41 PM

I had a couple tree stumps removed, including following
and digging out surface roots to a depth of two feet
and a distance of about 15 feet from the stumps. Now
that area is going to get the concrete slab that the
trees broke up replaced. The soil is adobe, this is
in Hollywood, CA.

What should I do to compact the soil before pouring the
new concrete? Do I need to dig it out, and run a
whacker machine over it in layers? Is it good enough
just to run a whacker over the existing surface?

-- J.S.

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