Soil stabilisation is fast becoming the preferred solution for transforming weak, unsuitable materials into reusable construction products. The addition of lime, cement or other binders to poor construction soils improves the geotechnical properties making them suitable for bulk fill applications, road/pavement construction and also provides a cost effective alternative to piled foundations. Furthermore, the process can be used to remediate contaminated soils by immobilising the contaminants of concern.
The Major Benefits:
- Cost: The ability to use site-won materials to improve soil strength and stability reduces the need for import of replacement materials as well as costly waste disposal.
- Programme: Minimising disposal and import requirements together with minimal site preparation ultimately reduces the construction period. The process is also capable of converting saturated soils into a solid working platform for immediate use.
- Sustainable: The environmental benefits of soil stabilisation are considerable. It reduces the need to dispose of challenging material whilst also minimising the import of replacement virgin materials, which in turn significantly reduces site traffic.
- Simple, Flexible and Reliable: Stabilisation can be designed and carried out easily on a wide range of granular and cohesive soils to achieve engineering requirements. The process is endorsed by the Highways Agency.
Dunton Environmental is leading the way in the field of soil stabilisation, allowing our clients to benefit from an efficient, reliable alternative to conventional construction methods. Our recent success includes providing a large piling platform for Jaguar Land Rover and improvement of a former waste tip in Nottingham.