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Soil Stabilization agents

Soil Stabilization agents

Soil Stabilization agents

I am looking for information on soil stabilization agents and any experiences with them.

RE: Soil Stabilization agents


You May go to the website of Enviroseal Corporation at
www.enviroseal.com and see all their products. They have couple of good products for Soil stablization and for Dust control.If you need more information or sample you can send thm Email. We are going to use the product for some India projects

if you like to contact me my email is tgkamath@yahoo.com

RE: Soil Stabilization agents

How about lime stabilisation?  Many texts on this are available.  Depends on the availability of lime and the soil you are looking to stabilise, but lime is primarily used for stabilising clays, silts and mixed soils with a sizeable clay fraction.


Andy Machon

RE: Soil Stabilization agents

Stabilization of soils (grounds) are simply aimed to endure athmospheric effects (rain, frost) and to bear loads of static or dynamic nature (road traffic). Taking the very different athmospheric and load conditions together with the many 'groups' of soil materials, the answer to the 'needs' cannot be given when it is put with phrases like "..information on soil stabilization agents.." and "..any experiences with them..." In my PhD thesis (20 years before) there are about 165 references to engineering applications of cement and/or lime only.
I would suggest the questioner to put his/her needs in a defined way as much as possible, in terms of soil group(s) and load-bearing.

RE: Soil Stabilization agents

Yes, it's a big subject. Also what are we stabilising? ... road subgrade? If so, both cement and lime (normal mortar type building lime will do), are useful in chemically breaking down (up?) the existing reactive clay components and producing a less "reactive" soil body.

I've used both the above with good results in South Australia, one of the 2 worst places in the world for highly reactive clay occurrence. If this is road-making work you will need cultivation type equipment for completely mixing your additive into the stratum to be treated. Mixing to a depth of stratum of 450mm would be an effective minimum in my view.


RE: Soil Stabilization agents

Agree with AXE.  Need more info.  For instance, it would do no good to use lime in a sandy soil to stabilize for load, whereas using a graded aggregate additive or emulsified asphalt will usually provide significant increase in stability.  Also, don't confuse "stability" with "compactibility".  Adding lime to clayey soil usually only increases its range of a metastable condition and its compactibility.  Might actually reduce its load carrying "stability"......so, more definition needed.  

RE: Soil Stabilization agents

Calciment is a lime pozzolan product routinely use to dry and improve the structural properties of many soil types ie: clays mixed with silt sand and gravel.

RE: Soil Stabilization agents

In addition to the standards of lime, cement, and fly ash, I've had good luck of late with a product called EN-1 (Roadbond) in the fat clays by itself and in combination with cement.  For deep injection for parking lots on highly expansive clays and building foundations, electro-chemical products called PRO Chem and ESSL seem to work well on some clays.  

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