Civil Engineering Chapter 13 Homework Taper The Edges The Soil Meet The

Document Type
Homework Help
Book Title
Landscape Construction 3rd Edition
Authors
David Sauter
CAUTION
Exercise 13
Berm Construction
OBJECTIVE
The objective of this exercise is to properly grade a land-
scape berm.
Locate all utilities before beginning
construction.
INTRODUCTION
One primary function of landscaping is to shape the
topography of a site to suit the functional and aesthetic
needs of a design. Berming, or mounding the soil, can
meet both of these needs. Typically recognized as a deco-
rative element of the landscape, the berm can also direct
runoff and screen views. Berms are extremely versatile
considering they can take any shape or size required by
the designer.
berm. Typical berm construction uses quality
fill soil to create the general shape of the berm,
with a layer of topsoil over the fill. The thickness
of this layer will be based on the plant type
being used on the berm. Berms constructed
completely of topsoil are ideal for planting, but
may settle over time.
Rough grade the soil to approximate the desired
shape.
PREREQUISITE EXERCISES
Students should have successfully completed Exercise5,
Tool Operation and Construction Techniques, before
beginning this exercise.
MATERIALS REQUIRED
• Round-nosed shovels
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EXERCISE DESCRIPTION
To complete this exercise construct the berm to the
dimensions shown in Figure 13–1.
Operate power equipment under supervision.
Serious injury or death could result
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15'-0"
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