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Re: Soil swell

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Gail-
To get good compaction you need to place the soil in thin lifts (typically 6 to 8 inches loose)and compact each lift with the appropriate water content.  The lifts above have little effect on the relative density of the lower lifts unles you are using very sandy material and vibratory compaction.
Regards,
Bill Cain, SE
Berkeley CA