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What are the Additives for Soil Block Stabilization? (Part-1)

Extensive researches were and are conducting for stabilizing of soil for different purposes, may be for bearing foundation or making soil block. We have defined stabilized soil block in our previous post. Around 130 stabilizing agent are identified and tested for stabilization purposes including lime, bitumen and cement.

It is necessary to test thoroughly to identify perfect stabilizer to be used in soil. In our following discussion we will provide information about suitability of different additives off course for soil stabilization.

Mixing cement with red clay soil for soil stabilization
At first we will start with cement; the soil that is most suitable for cement stabilization should have particles size distribution of having fine clay.

We should keep in mind that we are discussing mainly about stabilizing soil block. Some aspects may match with soil stabilization for foundation bearing or other purposes of soil treatment.

We have to keep in mind that organic soil should be handled carefully and not suggested to provide stabilization. Dear reader we have published many posts about problematic soil like organic, black cotton soil, collapsible soil in our previous posts.

Highly plastic soil has also treated same to organic soil. Dear reader we will discuss about lime, bitumen and flyash as additives in soil stabilization in next part of this post; please stay with us.

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