Lab Services: Soil testing

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Test Method Title

Standard Specification for Topsoil Used for Landscaping Purposes

Reference Number

ASTM D5268

Material

Soil

Test Property

Grain Size, Percent Organic, Percent deleterious matter

Description of Test

This specification covers a physical evaluation of an inorganic soil containing a limited amount of organic material, relative to its use as a topsoil for horticultural purposes in construction. For classification, a full agricultural textural classification may be used. When physically evaluating a soil, relative to its suitability to support plant growth (primarily grasses), tests must be made to determine the presence and the amount of organic matter, inorganic matter (sand, silt and clay), and deleterious matter.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 drillers jar

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

Material passing #10 sieve of 115 grams for sandy soil and 65 grams for silt and clay soil

Keywords

Landscaping, organic material, plant growth, soil, topsoil

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