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The Advantages of Lime Stabilisation

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Do you have any construction project? The long-term performance of this project will depend on the stability of the underlying soils. Soils that are unstable can lead to the development of problems for the constructed structures. Fortunately, lime stabilisation of such unstable soils can significantly change their characteristics to produce long-term stability and strength, especially with respect to frost and water action. Therefore, if you have any construction project and your soils have been found to be unstable, you don't have to abandon it. Lime stabilisation of the soils can be your ideal solution and here is how it will benefit you.

Strength and Durability

The most obvious advantage of lime stabilisation is increased soil stability and strength. Since the soil is modified to have those properties, you won't have to worry about the stability and durability of structures constructed on the soils. That is, the greater stiffness and hardwearing nature of the soils offers better performance in the course of the construction process.

Cost Effectiveness

Compared to other techniques such as the dig and dump method, lime stabilisation will help you save on costs in three major ways. First, since the available soil is used and modified to acquire better properties, the removal or stripping of landfill material is eliminated. This means that you can save a significant amount on landfill taxes.

Second, the costs of introducing new aggregates into your soil will be eliminated as well, making it even cheaper. The third way lime stabilisation will save on your costs is elimination or minimisation of transportation costs. In dig and dump method, you will have to spend on transporting the landfill material as well as the aggregates back to your land, which can increase your total costs of construction.

Saves on Time

Lime stabilisation of soil is not as time consuming as its traditional counterparts. This is because it eliminates three major process, including the removal and transportation of landfill material, transportation of the aggregate material back to your land, and the filling of the aggregate into your land before the actual construction begins. This can increase the construction time significantly, which means that you will spend more.

Helps To Dry a Wet Site

The addition of lime into the soil can help dry up wet soils. This means that lime stabilisation is a versatile technique that can facilitate construction even during wet weather or winter and wet soils such as near a water body.