Terminology

fill dirt

 

Fill dirt consists of soil that sits below the nutrient-rich top layer of dirt and may also be referred to as subsoil. This type of dirt has virtually no organic matter in it but may include things like rocks, stones or sand. 

Fill dirt can be purchased either screened or unscreened, with screened fill dirt allowing for the removal of large particles of matter that may be naturally incorporated into the mix.

Since this dirt has little to no organic matter within it, it is best used, as the name implies, for filling any area of the ground that requires building up, rather than using it for areas where landscaping or planting will occur. 

Its use as a filler material is enhanced by the lack of organic matter within the dirt, since this matter would otherwise decompose and could create pockets of space that would cause settling or potential damage to structures built over the fill. Therefore, fill dirt or subsoil is always used rather than topsoil in locations that require an area to be filled or the ground level to be raised, especially when subsequent construction over the area will occur.

Just about any project that requires dirt in order to fill in a hole or cavity or to raise or level the ground is a good candidate for fill dirt. Some of the most common projects that this material is used for include filling holes, leveling off embankments and raising areas in the ground. Fill dirt can be used for construction and/or landscaping projects both large and small. We can source and supply fill dirt for your project. Contact us for hauling your fill dirt to your site.