differential compaction

differential compaction

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl kəm′pak·shən]
(geology)
Compression in sediments, such as sand or limestone, as the weight of overburden causes reduction in pore space and forcing out of water.
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The mining company will continue building the road over that area, but as time goes on, there will be settlement and differential compaction, and then the road becomes undulated and difficult to ride, difficult to grade.
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