Translation of backfill in Spanish:


rellenar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈbækfɪl/ /ˈbakfɪl/

transitive verb

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    • Finally we backfilled the hole and went to the house to clean up.
    • The contractor digs a small hole down about 18 ft., places a 12-in.-diameter slotted pipe in the hole, and backfills it with 0.75-in. washed rock.
    • The excavated soil should be mixed with well-rotted organic matter or a tree-planting compost before backfilling the hole.
    • She backfilled the planting hole with soil and replanted her clump of irises, which bloomed beautifully the following season.
    • There is a possibility that the holes were backfilled.
    • To prevent movement of the box, the space between it and the wall of the excavation should be backfilled.
    • Mine plans called for the hole to be backfilled - they were going to fill it with waste rock mixed with cement, making the vein just as accessible as it had been.
    • Atkinson backfilled his tunnel with excavation spoil bulked by imported material.
    • The excavated ground is used for backfilling a low area at the end of the runway for the purpose of lengthening it.
    • The steps were first excavated by local farmers in 1946, but were quickly backfilled for fear that sheep would fall down the hole.
    • His bucket-equipped compact track loader makes money backfilling basements, cutting out driveways and sidewalks, and performing final landscape grading.
    • If soil excavation is used for remediation, a pond or topographic feature that will become an eye-pleasing part of the course can be created instead of backfilling the excavation.
    • Cracks can also result from backfilling foundations before they have sufficient strength to resist the forces generated by the backfill.
    • Walls are usually braced a few days after forms have been stripped and before backfilling operations begin.
    • This multipurpose tool can be used for more than backfilling a trench or grading a job site.
    • Two 42-inch diameter pipes were installed in shaft No. 1 and the shaft was backfilled around the pipes with concrete.
    • If a retaining wall is designed as a gravity wall, it can be backfilled relatively early.
    • The time is rapidly approaching when we will be ready to line the hole with polythene before backfilling and tidying the area prior to planting.
    • Once the excavation is complete, the trackway will be backfilled with earth again, as this is the best way to preserve the timbers.
    • They are building the box drains higher than the lots, and they are not backfilling the area.


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    relleno masculine
    • It also implies, but does not explicitly require, important installation details, such as complete backfilling of the trench and thorough compaction of backfill.
    • The use of tire shreds as backfill has benefits ranging from the inherent lightweight of the material to increase in permeability.
    • Compaction of backfill materials is normally carried out by mechanical means, to achieve a specified percentage of compactivity.
    • Two versions of this compaction tool are available: a smooth drum for sand, gravel, pea rock, and asphalt patching and a padded drum for heavy soils, clay, and clay-based backfill.
    • It also requires adequate, trash-free backfill and sufficient soil moisture for compaction, as well as site conditions enabling a trencher to maneuver.
    • A 6-inch-thick sidewalk was then poured atop this backfill, overlapping the floor edges by 6 inches.
    • That's enough to locate buried foundations, pipes, and cables and determine the thickness and location of backfill.
    • One approach is to place loose backfill under structurally supported slabs.
    • In that case, plan on waiting seven days before placing the full depth of backfill.
    • The porcelain will be recycled as part of the district's soil recycling operation which produces granular material for trench backfill and road base.
    • One of his first jobs was to ensure that the original backfill material from tank 3 was removed.
    • Reinforced soil slopes also embed geotextiles between backfill layers but are characterized by having slopes of less than 70.
    • Cover the piping with resin paper or strips of 90-pound roofing felt on top of the sand backfill.
    • This preliminary surcharge is equivalent to an average of 8.0 m (an increase of 2.0 m over the design stage) of backfill east of the quay wall.
    • The crusher broke the concrete into pieces of a size that could be put back into the ground as backfill for the new construction.
    • They reopened the mine, hoping to find fluorite that had been left behind - either in place or as backfill by previous lead-mining operations.
    • Before that, fluorite encountered in mining was considered waste and used as backfill or dumped.
    • Thus, under winter conditions, a culvert must be stabilized on both ends using rocks or other techniques and must be covered with appropriate backfill to provide adequate bearing capacity.
    • In the near field above the container the borehole will be very effectively sealed by melting, recrystallization and metamorphism of the host rock backfill.
    • The backfill is of the same sediment as around the gallery and the proboscis cut is straight.