Soil Cement Installation
The construction experts at Reliable Contracting know how important it is to start your project off on the right foot. Stable and level foundations are vital for roads, residential developments, and commercial properties alike. While some worksites feature material that is already primed for grading and compaction, many projects encounter roadblocks due to unsatisfactory material. Undercutting is a standard method for addressing weak spots in unstable subgrade, but some properties are excellent candidates for the use of soil cement. Soil cement installation is one of many services offered by the team at Reliable Contracting, and it is a cost-effective and timely way to stabilize less-than-perfect soil. Invest in the best for your property from day one by working with Reliable Contracting for sitework and paving services.
Is Soil Cement Suitable for Your Project?
Stabilizing large areas with methods like undercutting can be time-consuming and expensive. Soil cement installation is often a faster and more economical alternative, helping project stakeholders keep their projects on time and under budget. Also known as cement-modified soil (CMS) and cement-treated base (CTB), soil cement is ideal for projects with large amounts of soil that need to be stabilized or dried. By adding cement or lime and amending the soil on the worksite, construction professionals can create solid bases without introducing or removing large amounts of material. This helps keep transportation and material costs low while still improving stability and load-carrying capacity.
Typical Process for Soil Cement Installation
Soil cement installation requires specialized equipment and professional expertise. Still, it is a quick and affordable way to stabilize soil over a large area. Each worksite is different, but the typical process for soil cement installation is as follows:
- Assessment – A geotechnical engineer assesses the soil to be stabilized and makes a recommendation for the amount of cement or lime needed.
- Adding cement or lime – Crews use a TA-300 to spread the cement/lime over the soil at the desired rate.
- Mixing – A WR240i is used to mix the cement/lime into the soil. This creates a uniform mixture.
- Adding water – Construction professionals add water to achieve the desired level of moisture.
- Grading and compacting – A sheep’s foot roller is used to compact the soil, and a grader is used to put the soil on grade.
This process creates the stable subgrade necessary for roads and other projects. To learn more about soil cement installation and other services from Reliable Contracting, contact our team. Our experienced estimators are standing by to discuss your project’s needs!
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