The Importance Of Cement-Soil Stabilization & Its Advantages

The Importance Of Cement-Soil Stabilization & Its Advantages

Cement-soil stabilization is used to add strength to subgrade soil to create a working platform even in unsuitable conditions. It is necessary to develop long-wearing pavement and structures on sites that suffer from a compaction issue.

Without cement-soil stabilization, a structure or pavement will not last the test of time, use, and weather. D&J Site Construction offers high-quality solutions in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Click here to get your estimate today.

There are quite a few ways soil can be stabilized, one of which is cement-soil stabilization. Below are a few advantages of why you should consider cement-soil stabilization to treat your soil, to give your surface a stronger foundation.

Low cost

Creating a cement-soil mixture is a very economical option because any soil can be used, even low plasticity non-organic ones. The soil can be taken directly from the site. Using in-place or nearby borrow materials will save the cost of raw materials.

If there was already a pavement present on the site, it can be broken down and pulverized, so the material is used in stabilizing after being mixed with some cement to form a new cement-soil base. There won’t be any high disposal costs, and hauling and handling costs will also be low since most of the material will be used.

Since granular and waste materials can be used in the cement-soil mixture, there is no need to purchase expensive high-grade material.

Also, since cement-soil is so strong, it doesn’t need much maintenance nor the need to be resurfaced and repaired for a long time.

Fast construction

The equipment and techniques being employed in construction and paving today make the process of soil-cement stabilization much more efficient, simpler, and quick. In-place soils can be processed in-situ, which will save time and transportation costs.

However, if you use borrow soils, they will have to be mixed at a central plant and transported back to the compaction site. The soil mixture won’t need a mellowing period since cement-soil garners strength quickly. It doesn’t need to cure.

Long-lasting

The cement-soil stabilization method makes the sub-base extremely durable and sturdy. It can last decades bearing the load of the asphalt surface and heavy-duty traffic. Cement-soil creates a stiff base to distribute loads over a larger area, maintain its original grade, and reduce subgrade stresses.

Soil-cement does not consolidate or rut, so the damage is isolated only to the asphalt surface layer, which is simpler and cheaper to fix than laying down everything from the sub base to the surface layer.

Unlike most paving and construction materials, cement-soil does not soften or damage when exposed to water. Since the cement in the cement-soil mixture can hydrate over the years, water will make it strong instead of weakening it. 

To sum up, all the advantages in one – pavement made from cement-soil are low-cost, high-strength, and long-lasting.

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