Currently, the soil stabilization market is growing at a rapid pace due to the ever-increasing construction activities. Companies are looking for reliable methods to support ground stabilization during construction. Ground stabilization is especially important for projects in areas prone to soil erosion. As construction projects get underway, project managers must consider which soil stabilization method will be the most effective for their project.
There are four popular methods for soil stabilization: mechanical, compaction, chemical, and polymer. Project managers must consider each technique has advantages and disadvantages before ground stabilization begins.
1. Mechanical Soil Stabilization
Mechanical soil stabilization is the process of mixing cement or other binders with the soil to create a stronger foundation. This technique is often used in areas with high groundwater or where the ground is not stable enough to support other stabilization methods. Mechanical soil stabilization improves the properties of soil without the addition of agents. Mechanical soil stabilization includes deep mixing, jet grouting, and soil mixing.
2. Compaction Soil Stabilization
Compaction soil stabilization is a process that uses compaction equipment to increase the density of the ground. Compaction soil stabilization is less expensive than other methods and can be completed in a shorter time frame. This technique is frequently applied to projects where there is not enough time or space to use other stabilization methods.
3. Chemical Soil Stabilization
Chemical soil stabilization is the process of adding chemicals to the ground to improve its properties. This method is often used in areas with poor drainage or where the ground is not stable enough to support other methods of stabilization. Chemical soil stabilization improves the strength parameters of soil and increases its bearing capacity in road construction
4. Polymer Soil Stabilization
Polymer soil stabilization is a process that uses polymers to improve the properties of the ground. This method is often used in areas with high groundwater or where the foundation is not stable enough to support other forms of stabilization. Polymer soil stabilization improves the properties of soil without the addition of agents. Our line of Envirotac acrylic polymers provides long-lasting dust control that brings the best value over time.
Which Method is Best For Ground Stabilization On Your Project?
Project managers must consider each soil stabilization method before choosing one for their project. The most crucial factor to consider is the ground conditions at the project site. Once the ground conditions have been assessed, project managers can choose the most appropriate soil stabilization method. Other factors such as time, budget, and the type of construction project will also play a role in selecting the best for of ground stabilization.
If you have any questions about which method of ground stabilization is best for your project, please contact us today to discover how Environmental Products & Applications, Inc. products can help save you time and money and provide peace of mind as you move forward with your ground stabilization project.