Soil encountered at construction sites is commonly too wet, expansive, or weak to meet structural requirements needed to support roads, buildings, parking lots, airport runways, and other load bearing structures. SOIL STABILIZATION is a service offered by Conie Construction to aid the owner and developer in completing the project on time when the weather and soil conditions may not allow completion otherwise.
Portland Cement soil stabilization allows site work to continue virtually year round. Project delays due to wet weather are minimized and reduction in soil permeability will shed additional rainfall, protecting the treated area.
When Portland Cement is mixed into wet soil there is an immediate drying reaction as the calcium oxide hydrates and eliminates water. In fine grained soil such as clay and silt, cation exchange and flocculation reactions occur which improve soil plasticity, workability, compaction and compressive strength. These immediate effects expedite construction operations when soft, plastic, non-cohesive soil will not support vehicles or provide sub grade support for paving operations. Following the drying reaction, Portland Cement begins to cement with soil. These pozzolanic cementing reactions also consume water and produce increased unconfined compressive strength, shear strength, tensile strength, reduced permeability and swell potential.
STABILIZE TODAY, PAVE TOMORROW