LIME STABILIZATION OF COHESIVE SOILS IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

VERFESTIGUNG MIT KALH IN BINDIGEN BOEDEN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK

In Germany Cohesive and other soils not naturally suitable for use as road materials are widespread. It has been proven that they can be made into load-bearing soils by means of lime stabilization. A short historical survey of this construction method is followed by general statements. Problems of stabilizing waterlogged soils are discussed. The advantages of lime stabilized soils are described: improvements in the condition and structure of the soil and in its bearing capacity through compaction of the soil-lime mixture. In order to achieve good and economic lime stabilization it is stressed that site investigations, observance of site conditions and very careful work are needed. Possible applications of the method for low cost road construction are indicated. A detailed discussion is included of the use of lime-stabilization in the critical soils of three different regions: young clay soils containing sea silt in the marshy area of North Germany; silty soils in the Rhein-main area around Darmstadt, and the very heavy jura and keuper soils in Middle Franconia and East Bavaria. On the basis of the tests described and of the literature it is established that in principle all clay soils are suitable for lime-stabilization.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nerlagsgesellschaft Rudolf Mueller

    Stolberger Strasse 84
    D-5000 Koeln-41,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Buerger, W
  • Publication Date: 1972

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-34
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM