Reli-a-Fill is delivered on a mixer truck and has similar ingredients to concrete, but it isn’t concrete. Instead, the cement, sand, water and fly ash combine to create a sturdy substitute for traditional fill that is also sometimes called controlled low-strength material (CLSM). Because it flows into place, flowable fill requires no compaction. Its viscosity and strength can be altered to meet the needs of any backfill projects, and its fluidity allows it to flow long distances to even the hardest to reach places. But that’s not all it can do…
Because it flows into place, flowable fill reduces the cost of manpower and equipment. While traditional compacted fill requires two laborers for placement and two laborers for compaction, flowable fill requires only one laborer for placement and no compaction. Labor and equipment costs for granular fill are 600% more expensive than that of flowable fill. Using flowable fill also eliminates the need for conventional backfilling equipment such as compactors and backhoes.
Sample Labor Cost Comparison:
|Granular Backfill||Flowable Fill|
|Placement (2 laborers @ 35.09*)||$70.18||$35.09|
|Compaction (2 laborers @ 35.09*)||$70.18||n/a|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||$45.82*||n/a|
84% labor cost savings!!!
* National Industry Average including overhead costs