When it comes to creating any form of structure, the quality of the base you begin upon is critical to the quality of your construction project. Beginning with a solid base provides a stable ground in which to begin building and will assist in the construction along the way. While there are many ways to achieve this goal and using a safe and affective chemical soil stabilization process is an ideal way to begin.
Proper chemical soil stabilization should increase the density of a given area and provide consistency in the road construction process. Less dense grounds provide voids which make materials less stable and allow for shifting under changes in pressure, temperature and moisture conditions as well as allowing water to seep through roadways. Chemical soil stabilization provides a safe method for alleviating this concern in a multitude of ways.
- Waterproofing the grounds.
- Improves soil strength and workability.
- Helps improve soil volume change due to moisture and temperature fluctuation.
- Upgrades marginal materials while conserving aggregated materials.
- Reduces construction costs and conserves energy.
- Improves working conditions by reducing dust while drying the soil for more workability.
Chemical soil stabilization is used in a variety of construction areas such as roads, buildings, airport runways and landfills. There are additional applications for chemical soil stabilization in such projects as waterway management, mining and agriculture.
Projects in all areas must first determine the site of construction and then engineers will identify the types of soil in the areas. This will determine the way in which safe and affective chemical soil stabilization is managed during the project.
Unlike other methods of soil stabilization, chemical stabilization allows for a more economical form of treatment. It is more cost effective to produce, transport and utilize chemical additives than other forms may be. Chemicals placed into the soil will react with the parent soil and alter the chemical properties producing more stable, high volume ground in which to work.
The type of chemicals used will also depend primarily on the soil type in the area taking into consideration the project type and budget as well. Many of such chemicals are approved for safety as well as being economically friendly.