THE USE OF LIME AND MIXTURES OF LIME AND PULVERISED FUEL ASH FOR SOIL STABILIZATION IN BRITAIN

SOIL STABILIZATION IS THE TREATMENT OF LOCALLY OCCURRING NATURAL MATERIALS TO MAKE THEM SUITABLE FOR USE IN THE ROAD STRUCTURE. IN GREAT BRITAIN THERE ARE CONSIDERABLE AREAS IN WHICH THE SOILS ARE UNSUITABLE FOR USE IN THE FORM IN WHICH THEY OCCUR, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND GOOD QUALITY ROADMAKING MATERIALS ARE RARELY FAR AWAY. THE RESULT OF THIS IS THAT THE INCENTIVE TO USE SOIL STABILIZATION TECHNIQUES HAS NOT BEEN AS STRONG IN THIS COUNTRY AS IN AREAS WHERE THERE MAY BE NO ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES. NEVERTHELESS, SOIL STABILIZATION CAN OFFER CONSIDERABLE ECONOMICS IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND ANY MATERIALS WHICH MIGHT BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE ARE WORTH CONSIDERING. LIME AND MIXTURES OF LIME AND PULVERIZED FUEL ASH HAVE BEEN USED AS STABILIZING AGENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND PART OF THE PROGRAMME OF RESEARCH AT THE ROAD RESEARCH LABORATORY, WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHALK LIME AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION /NOW WELWYN HALL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION/, HAS BEEN TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL USES OF THESE METHODS FOR SOIL STABILIZATION IN THIS COUNTRY. THE RESULTS OF THIS WORK ARE SUMMARISED IN THIS PAPER. /RRL/AL

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    • No 43, pp 1777-87, 14 FIG, 3 TAB, 2 PHOT, 8 REF
  • Authors:
    • Dumbleton, M J
    • SHERWOOD, P T
    • Bessey, G E
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  • Accession Number: 00231888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 1:55AM