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Excavation refers to soil or excavated material that is created in construction projects by excavating the excavation or drilling a tunnel.

Depending on the material, this excavation can be used in different ways. Is he with pollutants such as heavy metals, contaminated , so he must either cleaned thoroughly (soil washing plant) or in a specially sealed landfill disposal.

A cycle is advantageously built up if the pits from which the building material was removed are backfilled with the excavation of the structures created from them.

A pit, the excavation is used as building or packing material elsewhere is referred to as extraction pit (engl. Borrow pit ). Excavated soil which originates from an extraction pit and elsewhere for the landscaping is introduced or the bottom modeling, be referred to as foreign soil (engl. Borrow material ).

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