By mixing unslaked lime with clay in situ it is possible to get cylindrical columns in the clay with higher strength, less compressibility and higher permeability than the untreated clay. This deep stabilization method, the lime column method, can be used to stabilize road embankments, different types of fills and natural slopes as well as excavations. Lime columns can also be used to reduce settlements and increase the rate of settlements for embankments, pipes and light constructions. The effect of the lime on the strength of the soil is different in different types of soil. The lime column method has been used to stabilize excavations, natural slopes and embankments with a good technical and economical result. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    SFM, Foersvartes Forskningsanstalt

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Holm, G
  • Publication Date: 1979


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 45-57

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SFM Meddelande Nr 27
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM