Subgrade

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Layers in the construction of a mortarless pavement: A.) Subgrade B.) Subbase C.) Base course D.) Paver base E.) Pavers F.) Fine-grained sand
Section through railway track and foundation showing the sub-grade

In transport engineering, subgrade is the native material underneath a constructed road,[1] pavement or railway track (US: railroad track). It is also called formation level.

The term can also refer to imported material that has been used to build an embankment.

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Subgrades are commonly compacted before the construction of a road, pavement or railway track

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.highwaysmaintenance.com/drainage.htm The Idiots' Guide to Highways Maintenance highwaysmaintenence.com