British Columbia’s soil types.

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Before starting any trench shoring type of work, what we have to do first and foremost is to research which kind of soil are we standing on so when we start working on it, we don’t come across with some nasty surprises.

According to research done by the University of  Saskatchewan, the Canadian system of soil classification (CSSC) identifies ten different kinds of soil.

British Columbia soils type are mainly three, which are

  • Brunisolic: found developed in sandy parent materials in regions underlain by base-rich sedimentary rocks. These soils will often have a slightly acidic or basic pH and may have a Mixedwood (deciduous and coniferous) tree cover
  • Luvisolic: is typically well supplied with base cations such as calcium and magnesium, and have loamy or clay dominated soil textures. Both properties result from the pulverizing of the underlying sedimentary rocks by the glaciers and then the deposition of the pulverized sediments either directly by the glacier as loamy till or in glacial lakes, where sorting of the sediments into silty and clay lacustrine sediments occurs.
  • Podzolic: they are forested soils found primarily on sandy parent materials in areas underlain by igneous rocks, most prominently on the Canadian Shield, but are also found in other regions on sandy glacio-fluvial deposits.

With this and further information on the soil in which you are about to dig, whether be for installation, maintenance or replacement of utilities, etc. Benchmark Group will always provide you with the precise equipment/tool needed to finish safely the task at hand.

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