Soil stabilization in a short explanation involves carefully injecting a non-toxic liquid deep into the earth beneath your residential or commercial property's foundation, It will permanently alter the molecular properties of the clay soil and avoid further foundation movement. The material injected into the ground prevents the clay's lattice-like structure from catching water molecules. As a result, swell capacity is reduced dramatically, strength performance is improved, and moisture movement is lowered. There are more ways to stabilize soil than just injection your ground with Stabilization liquid.
Polymer soil stabilization
Polymer soil stabilization is adding polymers to the soil to improve their physical properties. Polymers, through their interaction with clay particles in the soil, will increase the strength of the soil immediately and effectively. Many of the polymers also add to increased water retention in your soil. Polymers used for soil stabilization are divided into two types: biopolymers and synthetic polymers. Biopolymers are more environmentally friendly than other chemical soil stabilizers.
Machine or Mechanical stabilization involves physical processes such as tamping or compacting with machineries such as rollers or rammers. Mechanical soil stabilization is also done by blending different soil particles to achieve effective particle distribution. This will mean we add or remove different soil types. This method is commonly used for new foundation or replacement foundation projects.
Chemical Soil stabilization
Chemical Soil stabilization, as the name implies, is dependent on the chemical reaction between the chemical/stabilizer used and the soil particle composition. Cement, magnesium chloride, lime, fly ash, and bitumen emulsion are a few examples. Bitumen emulsion and cement are the most commonly used and preferred soil stabilization methods. Bitumen emulsion is known as not being environmentally friendly and becomes brittle when it dries, which affects the stability of the soil, it is also one of the least cost-effective options. The addition of cement to soil improves its strength. However, the bonding between the cement and soil particles deteriorates as a result of the subsequent wet and dry cycles. Furthermore, this is a very expensive soil stabilization option.
Soil Stabilization Advice
When it comes to the point where you need to select a soil stabilization option, it is very important to make sure you have all the facts on each method used. Our professional team has years of experience and we take the much-needed time to ensure you understand all the advantages and disadvantages of each available solution. We understand your property's foundation is one of the most important factors of your property and making any foundation repair decision will not only have a financial impact but could also have a great impact on the lives of your family or employees. Our team ensures a safe construction environment with professional and qualified staff and equipment. Coral Spring Foundation repair has a vast variety of skilled consultants making sure that you know exactly what is happening during the foundation repair projects and we like to keep all our customer's needs and safety at number one on our priority list.