Soil Stabilization – Strengthen, Preserve and Protect
Soil stabilization is used to improve the engineering properties of soil and make it more secure and stable. The definition of “stable” depends on the area you’re discussing. For empty areas of disturbed soil in fields, on large lots or embankments of excess soil from a mine or construction project where there will be no foot or vehicle traffic, soil stabilization may mean dust control – securing the fine particles so they won’t blow away when the winds kick up. For property and road construction, soil stabilization means properly preparing the road and shoulders with eco-friendly chemical additives to strengthen the soil for construction. When the soil at a building or road site for construction is not suitable for the intended purpose, it could need any or all of the following: compaction, pre-consolidation, drainage, chemical treatment and many other solutions.
Soil Stabilization Strengthens
When the soil is stabilized it is stronger and safer. Stabilization is used to reduce the permeability and compress-ability of the area in order to increase the load bearing capacity. Areas that are stabilized for strength purposes include roads, highways, parking lots, earthen runways, building and oil field pads and much more. Products we use to strengthen roads and building pads include BaseBind and Dura-Loc. These products will not only increase the strength of the entire road, it will build up the areas that frequently cause issues with breakouts and breakdowns.
Soil Stabilization Preserves
Construction projects often have dirt they need to store from digging foundations, creating different elevations, leveling for building or adding sidewalks. Mines have tailings storage areas that will be used when it is time to restore the mine. And roads that have a lot of use in rural areas all need preserving to ensure safe transportation. We utilize Dura-Loc and Surface-Loc to secure embankments, berms, and sediment piles for many industries. These products create a crust on the soil to prevent blowing dust and erosion.
Soil Stabilization Protects
High winds will often kick up loose soil on and around busy gravel roads and major highways. If it is an area that will not have any foot or vehicle traffic, blowing soil can be stabilized with an application of our popular co-polymer, Surface-Loc. It creates a durable layer of protection similar to a light film and will prevent high wind dust blowing events that close down highways and cause tragic accidents. It not only protects the road or lot, it also protects those who live nearby or travel on the road.
Soil Stabilization Products
BaseBind – Mixed in with aggregates or recycled asphalt or applied topically, it will stabilize roads and parking lots with long lasting results
Surface-Loc – A high purity grade copolymer product designed for dust control, and soil stabilization that reduces surface erosion.
Dura-Loc – Combines the best of lignin sulfonate and eco-friendly polymers for a stabilization solution that works with many types of soil.
Call Desert Mountain Corporation at 877-718-3878 to learn more about Soil Stabilization or your local representative:
Wyoming, Idaho & Montana
Arizona & Southern California
New Mexico & Utah
Four Corners Area & Southern Colorado
Desert Mountain Corporation – Keeping Roads Safe!