This book reviews the subject of soil stabilization which is the process whereby soils and related materials are made stronger and more durable by mixing with a stabilizing agent. The process enables materials to be employed in the construction of road pavements which without stabilization would be unsuitable for use. The use of stabilized soils in place of natural aggregates can have considerable environmental and economic advantages. Although other stabilizing agents can be used, cement and lime are by far the most important and the book therefore concentrates on their use. The book begins with an outline of the principles of stabilization followed by a review of the methods of testing and the specifications in use in different parts of the world. The physical and chemical factors affecting the strength of stabilized soils are dealt with in depth, and then the book goes on to describe the practical aspects of the technology including the design process, construction techniques, quality control procedures, and problem areas. In the final chapter the environmental and economic benefits of the techniques are reviewed and summarized.


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  • Accession Number: 00644575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 9780115511714
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 18 1994 12:00AM