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backfill

In construction and excavation work,to fill something with additional dirt.When building foundation walls or retaining walls,one excavates a space large enough to build the walls and provide a comfortable work space,and then backfills with additional rock and dirt afterward.

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This jeeping process is an excellent means of discovering coating defects that can be repaired, but this electronic eye cannot see damage that occurs once the pipe is laid in the trench and backfilled.
With a requirement for a larger sample, Sterling collected a composite from a backfilled stope open to surface.
has been backfilled into other unaffected space that was unoccupied or made available within a tenant's existing real estate portfolio.
Innovative design techniques and creative construction scheduling allowed for 35,000 feet of trench on the main campus to be excavated and backfilled with streets repaired and grounds restored in less than four months - in time for fall classes.