Bituminous stabilisation of soils

These notes deal with the selection of types of bituminous material for the stabilisation of soils and the techniques involved in construction. Stabilisation with bituminous materials involves the use of liquid bitumen, bitumen emulsion, cut back bitumen or tar. Bituminous stabilisation is more successful with granular soils and those which are relatively non plastic. The purpose of the bituminous materials is either to develop cohesion in a non plastic material or to waterproof a cohesive soil to render it less likely to lose stability due to increased moisture content. This waterproofing may be realised by completely coating the particles, thus preventing attack by water, or by plugging the capillaries thus preventing moisture movement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales. Department of Main Roads

  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: M&R106

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:17PM