Soil Stabilization: Strong Foundations for Big Projects
Any project, from pavement to large building projects, need to have a good foundation to have the most safety and longevity. People often think this strong foundation starts with the materials and structures that make up the bottom of the structure, but the true foundation is the soil below. Many projects are not built on naturally adequate soil for a solid structure. The soil may be too permeable or have too much plasticity to be viable, among other factors. Here at Constructor’s Inc, we know all too well the importance of soil stabilization, so we made a quick crash course for our customers.
What is soil stabilization?
Soil stabilization is simply changing the properties of soil to meet a certain engineering goal. This can be done in a number of ways: chemical, biological, physical, and mechanical means of soil stabilization are all used depending on the project. The use of polymers, chloride compounds, geosynthetics, and dozens of other substances and techniques are used around the world to create a stable base for construction projects.
Benefits of Soil Stabilization
Soil stabilization can drastically increase the weight that a piece of land can hold, as well as lower permeability and erosion damage. It can help protect against frost and ice damage as well, which can degrade the effectiveness of soil long-term. It can save construction time and money by keeping the roadways intact for large vehicles to move materials in all-weather conditions. Perhaps best of all, it lessens the environmental impact of construction by reducing carbon footprint and waste migration.
Stabilizing Your Soil With Constructor’s Inc
For decades, we’ve been the premier name in construction services. If you need soil stabilization or any construction service, contact us today to get the job done right!