Today’s sites typically involve unsuitable soils for construction. Soil drying and modification can convert unsuitable soils to suitable soils with the use of a stabilizing agent.

Soil Stabilization is the alteration of soils to enhance their physical properties. Lime Soil Stabilization can increase the shear strength of a soil and/or control the shrink-swell properties, thus improving the load-bearing capacity of a sub-grade to support pavements and foundations while lowering construction times.

The chemical stabilization of soil can be utilized on roadways, parking areas, site development projects, airports and many other situations where sub-soils are not suitable for construction. Stabilization can be used to treat a wide range of subgrade materials, varying from expansive clays to granular materials. This process is accomplished using a wide variety of additives, including lime, fly-ash, and Portland cement. Other material byproducts used in Stabilization include lime-kiln dust (LKD) and cement-kiln dust (CKD).

Raises resistance

Raises resistance (R) values while reducing plasticity

Elimination of excavation

Elimination of excavation, exporting unsuitable material and importing new materials

Lower permeability

Lower permeability and pavement thickness

Provides ``all-weather`` access

Provides ``all-weather`` access onto and within project sites and aids compaction

How Soil Stabilization works

Here's our Process

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Spreading

An additive is then placed on top of the soil material. This additive is mixed and re-mixed with the soil until the desired properties are achieved.

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Mixing

Additive is mixed to proper depth, graded and compacted.

Soil Stabilization - Compacting

03

Compacting

Compacting a soil by reducing the void space between soil particles to increase the shear strength.

04

Finish

Stabilized soils are ready for next step.

  • Allows for a budget up to 80% smaller
  • Time savings of at least 50%
  • Provides protection from future environmental factors
  • Can be adjusted to precise requirements and resistance values

Soil stabilization is an innovative, inexpensive technology designed to upgrade the shear strength of construction sites and roadway foundations. You can think of it as a College Fund for your roadway, giving it the strength, durability, and preparation for the future that it needs to succeed in any test it’s put through.

 

The short answer: Yes.

Soil stabilization is a growing process and is currently being used in new applications every day. Currently, it is most commonly employed in areas such as:

  • Parking Lots
  • Garages
  • Building Pads
  • Asphalt Roads
  • Water containment for levees, dikes, and reservoirs
  • Certified Athletic Competition Fields

To learn how you can employ soil stabilization
to improve your project, Contact Us.

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