Mass Haul

Now that you have an understanding of cross sections and you can compute how much cut-fill is required at each cross section, let’s take a look at the “big picture”—that is, Mass Haul.

Mass Haul is basically the art of moving dirt around with the least amount of dirt brought into the site to satisfy grading requirements (borrowed) or excess dirt hauled out of the site (waste).

Many contractors like to see a Mass Haul diagram so they can visualize the overall road and what dirt they need to move around. The goal is to achieve zero balance—that is, no cut or fill. Figure 12-27 shows Syrah Way depicted in a Mass Haul diagram.

Figure 12-27: Syrah Way Mass Haul diagram

Taking a Closer Look at the Mass Haul Diagram

Figure 12-27 showed ...

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