Recycle Tires as Embankment Fill

Event Date: January 8, 2013
Recycle Tires Process
Photo features blending and placing lightweight tire shred fill
Tire shred-soil mixture backfill is a low-cost material used in construction projects and provides many advantages over traditional backfill materials.

Advantages include:

  1. Good drainage
  2. High shear strength
  3. Low compacted unit weight
  4. Low lateral pressure exerted on retaining structures  

It can also be used to shore up slopes prone to landslides and as a backfill behind retaining walls.