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On 31 Mar 2005, at 14:04, Michel Blangy wrote:

> Lloyd,
> 
> Thank you for the response. Yes I am interested in A.D. condition. The
> gravel will be stored in a dry place until we can achieve the lowest A.D.
> level, within reason. My main concern is the time required to stabilize at
> the A.D. level given an initial MC of 6-8%, as quoted by some local
> distributors.
> 
> Thank you again,
> Michel

Michel,

If you want the lowest AD achievable with natural methods, then spread
the aggregate out and pray for no more rain in So.Cal.  Let the sun
bake the water out of the agg. and you should be down to a fairly low
MC.

Good luck.
Lloyd Pack, P.E.


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