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Fill Dirt vs. Fill Sand vs. Fill Gravel

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If you need fill for your project, you may be wondering which kind of fill is ideal to suit your needs. The three types of fill most consider are fill dirt, fill sand and fill gravel. Each is made up of a unique composition that makes each type of fill better for certain projects. For example, fill dirt can be easily compacted so that it can be used to create a strong foundation. Fill sand can also be compacted, but the particles are so small that this material cannot be relied on to stay sturdy and stable like fill dirt. However, because fill sand is composed of smaller particles, it makes this particular type of fill much better for situations that involve drainage.

Comparing Fill Dirt, Fill Sand & Fill Gravel

When trying to figure out which type of fill to choose, consider what you need the fill to do. Do you need it to help drainage? Level terrain? Or maybe you're looking for something that could be ideal to create a pathway. Understanding how each type of fill works and what it is most commonly used for will help you make your decision.