borrow pit


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borrow pit

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(Civil Engineering) civil engineering an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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Noun1.borrow pit - a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
cavity, pit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
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It reveals a vision for The Borrow Pit to become a hub for water sports, such as kayaking and swimming.
If that still doesn't bring in enough dirt, the county board signed off on a new deal that will allow the contractor building the course to draw from a borrow pit of up to 30,000 cubic yards of clean soil.
That clarification stated that a site is a "borrow pit" if the landowner has a loader and uses bank run material to fill potholes in a road, low places in the yard, etc., and no milling or processing is involved, except for the use of a portable or stationary scalping screen to remove large rocks, wood or trash.
A 156+/- acre Borrow Pit & Horticultural Recycling Center.
Since some of the litter appeared to be currency, he stopped to gather some, and soon retrieved thousands of dollars from the traffic lane and a nearby borrow pit. He also came across a pair of men's shoes and picked them up as well.
Tenders are invited for Construction of storm water drain (covered rcc pipe) at borrow pit area from new gate pass section to bpcl road (inside iocl borrow pit land) at gujarat refinery.
The Three Sisters Treatment Wetland project involves the creation of an approximately six-acre stormwater treatment wetland and the restoration of a small portion of a borrow pit to a hardwood forested wetland (Hydric Hammock) approximately one-acre in size.
Heavy haul road, plant area roads, patrol roads and borrow pit access roads
Item description: construction of embankment with material obtained from borrow pits/borrow area (construction of embankment with approved material/selected soil having c.B.R.>5 (unless specified otherwise in the contract) obtained from borrow pits with all lifts and leads, transporting to site, spreading, grading to required slope and compacting to meet requirement of table 300-2)