bulking factor

bulking factor

The ratio of the volume of moist sand to the volume of the sand when dry.
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Dale Cronauer, vice president of Blount Construction Company, states, "With lime and cement stabilization there is always a bulking factor, however, the foamed asphalt doesn't bulk so we are able to restore original profiles in paved areas that have been resurfaced three and four times." After grading and compacting, the newly created bases have structural layer coefficients in the 0.35 to 0.39 ranges (at 1.8 GBE); this process provides a way to increase structural strength while maintaining the existing profile.