Buesing Corp performs all types of earthwork; including backfill and embankment fill which are subcategories that have their own unique application in various market sectors. Certainly, backfill and embankment fill services each have their individual need for relevant experience and a quality mindset, which we have.

To distinguish from the other types of earthwork, backfill usually implies a dedicated material fill and compaction operation against or around a man-made structure such a basement, below grade garage, vault, or retaining wall. Backfill will often involve a geometric shape that is deeper than wide and confined by the structure on one side and existing soil on the others. The backfill material type and characteristics are usually associated with a more stringent spec, such as soil with a maximum swell potential and a maximum particle size. There are occasions where backfill may require compacted aggregates (i.e. pea gravel or ABC). Other project scenarios may require a compacted soil cement material or lean mix flowable fill.

Embankment fill is often a compacted soil structure either in part, or complete. An embankment typically has a geometric shape that is longer in one dimension, and includes one or more open faces that is sloped, and the most common shape is trapezoidal. Examples of embankment fill structures are soil berms, dikes, levees, dams, flood structures, and elevated or built-up roadways and on/off ramps.

Buesing Corp has over five decades of experience performing these type of backfill and embankment fill operations and providing the source fill materials needed for this work. Buesing’s resources and expertise to accomplish these technical fills on hundreds of our customer’s projects continues to demonstrate our leadership in the industry.

Backfill / Embankment Fill Projects