CEMENT-SODIUM SULFATE MIX STOPS FROST HEAVE

AN INEXPENSIVE METHOD OF PREVENTING FROST HEAVE IN ROADBEDS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY VITO A. MACCI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND. THE SECRET LIES IN PREPARING A FOUNDATION FOR THE CONCRETE OR ASPHALT BY ADDING THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF PORTLAND CEMENT AND SODIUM SULFATE TO THE UNDERLYING SOIL. TO PREPARE THIS FOUNDATION, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE CEMENT AND SODIUM SULFATE BE DUMPED ON A ROADBED, MECHANICALLY TILLING THE MIXTURE INTO THE SOIL, THEN WETTING IT. AFTER SETTING, THE MIXTURE RESISTS THE ALTERNATE EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION OF SOILS THAT CAUSES FROST HEAVE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 43, No 47, P 46
  • Publication Date: 1965-11-22

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  • Accession Number: 00237732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM