filled land

filled land

An area where the grade—the level of the land—has been raised, preferably by depositing clay, soil, rock, and gravel and then compacting the fill at regular intervals as the grade is raised. Less ideal, but more common in areas with little regulatory oversight, is the practice of dumping tree stumps and other vegetation,covering them with 6 feet or so of clay,and then compacting only the top 6 feet.The property will pass most compaction studies,which bore down only 6 feet.In time, however, the vegetation will rot, the land will settle, and the owner will see potholes and foundation cracks.

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The remaining filled land not used by the stadium along the bay would be landscaped into a park and connected to the county-owned property known as Parcel B behind the arena.
After closing part of the bay with the 7-km tide prevention dike in 1997 to create drained land and a water reservoir, the government completed the roughly 250 billion yen reclamation project in March 2008 and about 40 individuals and corporations are now engaged in farming on the filled land.
Filled land, land created from the filling of flats, is new land?
258) The Massachusetts court has noted that as early as 1850 there was "concern with encroachment upon the harbor, as wharf property became very valuable, and great portions of the harbor were reclaimed as filled land.
Fifty-four years later, on a stretch of filled land along the Tidal Basin only a few minutes' stroll from the Jefferson Memorial, Roosevelt himself is being paid a debt his admirers believe is long overdue.
Over five acres of filled land is now visible at the Milwaukee disposal site.
Tokyo Disneyland, which is built along the filled land of Tokyo Bay, experienced tilted buildings and telephone poles as well as broken street and parking lot pavement due to liquefaction of the ground.
Each episode takes the viewer on a journey into Chica's imagination where problems are solved, questions are answered and adventure filled lands are explored.
Moreover, while not specifically holding that dredging confers title under the act, the Supreme Court in Holland recognized that the dredging of channels and turning basins were improvements that made the filled lands usable and resulted in beneficial commerce,"one of the objectives contemplated by the Legislature in the enactment of the [Act].