Paved surfaces are a luxury in many areas. Consequently, gravel and unpaved roads are the only options. However, the soil in an area is not always equipped to handle this formation. Soil stabilization can't help.
Soil stabilization is a process in which soil is strengthened to make it more fortified and water-resistant. Whether it's a roadway for a work site or an access road for a rural community, learn some of the ways the stabilization process can help.
Soil stabilization is an initial investment. Yet, throughout the life of the paved surface, this process can save you a considerable amount of money. One reason that this process can save is that it makes the surface water resistance.
In the event of heavy rain, the soil will remain compacted and intact, so you don't have to worry about the road washing away which is common with other installation methods. Remember, non-paved and gravel roads are typically a cost-saving feature. Soil stabilization helps ensure you receive this benefit.
More Environmentally Friendly
Soil stabilization is a more environmentally friendly process. When a low-cost pathway or roadway needs to be installed in an area where the soil may not be the best quality, the option is typically to dig up soil in one area and transport it to the site.
The process creates a disturbance in the soil at both the area where it's removed and the location where it is freshly installed. The disturbance can change the makeup of the soil and possibly alter the soil's ability to produce healthy growths. You have the benefit of providing access for the area without causing harm to the environment.
Decreases Installation Time
The process can lead to a reduced amount of installation time, which is essential when you need to quickly set up an access pathway or road in an under served community. One reason that the process saves time is that you aren't really bringing in any outside materials. You are only working with the soil that is already on your site.
Additionally, once the ground-strengthening enzymes are applied to the soil, and an area is completed, you don't have to worry about an upcoming rain hindering your work. Whereas if you were to bring in new soil to complete the task, you'd need to wait whenever there was adverse weather, such as rain, for the soil to re-solidify before you could remove it. The waiting process could really lengthen your installation time.
Contact a stabilization professional, such as from Geotech Solutions Inc, to ensure your soil is prepared for whatever surface you need to install.