What soils are most porous? What property makes them so porous?

1 Answer
May 16, 2018


Sand, Loam, Silt loam, and clay, and particles in the soil


These soils are the most porous, by volume:
Sand: 42% Loam: 55% Silt loam: 56% Clay: 60%

The property that makes them so porous is underlying particles in the soil that cause gaps (pores)

The pores sometimes hold air and even water!