The benefits of in-situ soil stabilisation are revolutionising site preparation throughout the building and civil engineering industries. Put simply, it is far quicker and cheaper to stabilise existing soil with binders such as lime and cement to create pavement and ground slab foundations, than the traditional method of disposal and import of materials to profile a construction site.
Soil stabilisation is a modern and efficient method of recycling and strengthening inert and contaminated soils and other construction materials for foundation to buildings and vehicular paving, offering substantial benefits to the developer and contractor alike. Most cohesive and granular sub - soils can be stabilised. Natural soils as well as made ground and recycled materials can be utilised. Soil suitability depends primarily on chemical constituents.
Stabilisation eliminates the removal of unstable or unsuitable material from the site, such as soft clay or wet sands and gravels, removing Landfill Tax from the equation at a stroke. Instead the soil is lime/cement treated on site to bring it up to the strength and stability required for structural fill and capping/subbase layers, eliminating the need to import good fill and dramatically reducing the requirements for stone.