Soil Stabilisation has had major success on many projects especially throughout Europe the UK and Ireland. Projects which have benefited from soil stabilisation have included roads, air fields, car parks, solar/wind farms, power stations etc. This method uses the original on site materials to replace imported stone aggregate, therefore reducing the need and cost to export unsuitable material.
What is Soil Stabilisation?
Soil Stabilisation is a process which simply enables granular and cohesive soils to be upgraded by the in-situ mixing of binders with the host material. It’s a cost effective and environmentally beneficial solution in soil modification. Each process is uniquely tested to suit soil requirements before work begins.
The Benefits and advantages of Soil Stabilisation.
- Minimum muckaway costs: Excavation and removal of unsuitable material is kept to a minimum.
- Less roadstone/ aggregate imports: Stabilised materials can be used as capping and sub base replacements
- Reduction in lorry movements; no import/export material via road
- Minimum use of landfill resources; we utilise existing site materials
- Soil erosion control, improve soil strength and soil water proofing
- More cost efficient and generally a quicker process compared to traditional methods
The Process of Soil Stabilisation and How it Works
In-situ soil stabilisation is used throughout the building and civil engineering industries. This is a quick and cost effective method. It is cheaper to modify existing soils with binders such as lime and cement to create pavement and ground slab foundations rather than the traditional method of disposal and import of materials to profile a construction site. Most cohesive and granular sub-soils can be stabilised. Natural soils as well as made ground and recycled materials can be utilised.
Stabilisation eliminates the removal of unstable or unsuitable material from the site such as soft clay or wet sands and gravels. We do this by utilising materials onsite to stop import and export of material. Instead soil can be treated with lime/cement to increase strengths, reduce MCVs required for structural fill and also capping/sub base layers dramatically reducing the requirements for stone.
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We provide a cost effective and environmentally beneficial solution using lime and cement to increase soil strength. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to an expert Soil Stabilisation contractor here at Contact Ground Services LTD.