Backfill Guide

by R.B. Peck,
H.O. Ireland,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-10

Document Type: Journal Paper


Field investigations have shown that improperly placed and compacted backfill is associated with pavement settlement and movement of retaining structures; Backfill Guide demonstrates importance of backfill, points out reasons for specified backfilling procedures, and shows various construction practices that should be avoided.

Subject Headings: Backfills | Field tests | Retaining structures | Compaction (material) | Pavements | Structural settlement | Land subsidence | Construction management

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