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Title: Field Testing the EarthBuster Device for Enhancing Soil Drainage through Severe Hardpan by Pneumatic Soil Fracturing
By: Designed and written for EarthBuster by Jack Pelham and Steve Krug.
Date: 5 October, 2015
Summary: We measured the rate at which water is absorbed into the ground in a field known to have a very thick and compacted layer of “hardpan”Hardpan is the name for a very hard layer of soil that can develop a few inches under the ground surface. Hardpan can be several inches thick, and it makes it very hard for surface water to sink deeply into the soil. EarthBuster breaks up hardpan and restores drainage into the soil beneath. beneath the surface. The average (untreated) test site took 17 minutes and 30 seconds to absorb 5 gallons of water. Then we used the EarthBuster device on a nearby area in the same field, and we measured the absorption at the spots where we had used the EarthBuster. On these sites, the same 5 gallon measure of water was absorbed in an average of 2 minutes and 50 seconds. In other words, the “EarthBusted” ground absorbed the water in about 1/6 the time it took for the untreated ground to do it! We think this has some very encouraging implications for agriculture, groundskeeping, and the septic industry. (This is just a summary; be sure to find the entire study linked by its title above.)