Soil Stabilization

Soil Stabilization

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November 30, 2018
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Soil Stabilization

No Settling Allowed

Sometimes, no matter how much physical compaction is done, specified soil density cannot be reached without additional measures. No one wants post-construction settlement - least of all you. So when the situation calls for it, we have the right tools at our disposal to combat expansive dirt.


Soil is most commonly stabilized with mixtures of lime or cement to help reduce its swelling tendencies, increase water absorption and strengthen its load-bearing characteristics. Typically, these soil remediation methods are used early on in the earthwork phase of your project, either during over-excavation or mass/rough grading.

Regardless of the phase of earthwork you require Ace to perform, our preparation for your project includes site design and survey, obtaining proper permits, city water meter setup, and mobilizing dust control and storm water pollution prevention measures.

  • Comprehensive:

    Full site-work package with one company, including asphalt paving and concrete.

  • Peace of Mind:

    Soil stabilization works to give you confidence that the subgrade can handle the loads placed upon it. It also works well to absorb water, which can help speed up the drying process of wet subgrade.

  • Efficient:

    Our take-off process uses the latest technology and methods to ensure precision in our cut/fill strategy. More precision equals less money spent on unnecessary imports or exports.

  • Ahead of Schedule:

    Start your project timeline off on the right path with a reliable partner who has a track record of exceeding expectations.

  • Experienced:

    Decades of experience sniffing out conflicts between specs and plans so that problems are solved before moving on site where they become much more expensive to work through.

  • Detailed Quality:

    Checkpoints throughout on-site process on widths and depths that even a Soils Engineer Inspector would admire, ensuring variations are caught early and corrected promptly.

3Available Materials & Options
  • Dry Lime:

    An agent used to dry up wet clay and silt soils quickly in order to create a more stable foundation for building purposes. For most soil stabilization applications, approximately 3-5% lime concentration is typically required.

  • Lime Slurry:

    A hydrated form of dry lime, lime slurry is used to help fortify the subgrade soil and prevent swelling. It also can be used to increase water absorption. 3-5% lime slurry concentrations are required for most soil treatment applications.

  • Cement:

    An alternative to lime used to speed up the drying process of soil, or fortify soil for better compaction. 2-8% cement concentrations are most typical.

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