• 13 minutes

Soil Defects: Fill Settlements and Mitigation


Learn about fill settlement site monitoring and testing.

In order to avoid fill settlement issues should soils technicians be on the construction site continuously during site work? Many jurisdictions require this so that technicians are able to test soils at prescribed intervals with in-place density testing. Those tests include the Sand Cone Test ASTM D1558 and the Nuclear Density Gage ASTM D6938 – 17a. This video reviews these tests and discusses what causes fill settlement problems to occur, as well as fill settlement mitigation.

Runtime: 12 minutes



Thomas J. Bois, III

Thomas J. Bois, III

Thomas J. Bois, APC

  • Partner with Thomas J. Bois, APC
  • Practice emphasizes the representation and counseling of public and private businesses on a wide range of business, environmental, construction, real estate, and labor law issues
  • Focus on counseling clients involving geotechnical issues as well as the defense and prosecution of soils remediation and repair related cost recovery suits
  • Super Lawyer, environmental (2018-present); received the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory®
  • Wrote four legal reference books and has published articles
  • J.D. degree, St. Louis University School of Law; A.B. degree, magna cum laude, St. Michael’s College
  • Can be contacted at 949-660-0022 or [email protected]
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Bernard J. Luther

Applied Consultants

  • CEO of Apllied Consultants, a full-service engineering firm
  • Registered civil engineer, registered geologist, certified engineering geologist, certified hydrogeologist, A & B contractor, licensed well driller, and hazardous materials contractor in California
  • Participated in and overseen 9,521 geotechnical, groundwater and forensic investigations
  • Co-wrote two technical books and updated one book supplement, as well as numerous published articles focusing on water management
  • J.D. degree, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; B.S. degree, San Diego State University
  • Can be contacted at 619-275-6577 or [email protected]

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