Soil stabilization for the mining industry and mining roads
ABCDust offers cutting-edge proven products for soil stabilization for many industries such as mining, forestry, and construction. Our variety of products (enzymes, polymers, synthetic oils, and asphalt emulsions) has been formulated to meet different road needs reducing the need for aggregates and road maintenance.
Our soil stabilization products selection is very cost-effective, non-toxic, environmentally safe, and has several years of documented applications and protocols in different road, soil, and weather conditions combined with our expertise to ensure a road with low construction and maintenance costs that resist water penetration, use and wear.
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What is soil stabilization?
Soil stabilization is the method of stabilizing and strengthening soil by mixing binding agents and sometimes extra structure into the weak soil, soft soil or loose soil. By binding the soil particles with soil stabilization agent products you are massively reducing construction time, costs, and maintenance.
For example, if you strengthen the roads both to and in your site that are already there, then you don’t have to build better roads and your heavy-duty vehicles and machinery can come and go to your project with ease knowing that the strengthened and stabilized soil will be able to deal with their heavy load. Stabilization of soils also protects the surfaces from water and prevents dust at your site.
Stabilizing soil can improve its shear strength and shrink-swell properties, enhancing the load bearing capacity of a sub-grade necessary to maintain pavements and foundations.
Soil stabilization can be used anywhere that soil and sub-soils aren’t yet suitable for construction or where soil surfaces are not strong enough to withstand the capacity that is needed. You can stabilize many types of soil varying from dirt to sub-grade material such as clay.
Why consider the stabilization of the soil at your project
Stabilizing soil using binding agents at your projects comes with a vast amount of benefits that will save you both time and money on your construction. Here are just some of the things you will benefit from by using ABCDust soil stabilization agent products on your project:
- All ABCDust soil stabilization solutions are environmentally and recycling friendly
- You will save time and money on road construction as you limit your project’s operational cost
- Better logistics of your project with easier access and fewer vehicle journeys needed
- Access your site no matter the weather with your strong and weather-protected soil
- Lower Permeability
- Reduce up to 50% of road depth required to reach your bearing capacity
- Reduce road material loans by using our ionic soil stabilization products for clay soils
- Push more workload with strong and compact surfaces at your site
- Prevent dust and other harmful material from coming off the roads and paths and into your site
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ABCDust offers a wide range of soil stabilization products and services that can help to improve the strength, durability, and stability of soil structures, pavement subgrades, and other applications.
Our products include chemical stabilizers such as cement and calcium, mechanical stabilizers such as geotextiles, and biological stabilizers such as vegetation cover.
In addition to our products, ABCDust also provides site-specific analysis and consultation to help you select the most appropriate and cost-effective soil stabilization technique for your project. They also offer regular maintenance services to ensure the continued effectiveness of their soil stabilization products.
What types of soil stabilization products does ABCDust use?
DMS-DS® 100 is formulated for soil stabilization and dust control in industrial roads, haul roads and other surfaces, increasing its structural integrity and binding the materials together. It can be applied to coal stockpiles/trains/trucks, reducing the amount of wind-borne coal dust and preserving the environment while safeguarding resources.
CHEM-STAB ® modifies the hydrophilic property of the soil in hydrophobic (it repels water). CHEM-STAB® replaces absorbed water in soil particles with more stable ions which result in higher optimum density, increased load-bearing capability, and floor waterproofing.
EZISS PRO® enhance higher compaction densities and increase soil strength, stability and resistance, together with lower permeability to rain and now. EZISS PRO® offers long-term benefits as it alters soil water retention which minimizes road surface roughness and abrasion, thus decreasing associated cost of construction and maintenance as well as the volume of dust generated.
SOILCELLS® is a sustainable solution, made from high density polyethylene extracted from recycled plastic containers. SOILCELLS® decreases the requirement for aggregate and promotes better manipulation of materials in situ. It also enables water circulation without diminishing the soil’s porosity.
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What are the factors affecting soil stabilization?
There are several factors that can affect soil stabilization, including:
The type of soil, including its texture, mineral content, and organic matter, can affect the effectiveness of soil stabilization techniques and products.
Environmental factors such as temperature, precipitation, and wind can affect the properties of soil and the performance of soil stabilization techniques.
The amount and type of traffic on a road or other structure can affect the durability and stability of soil structures and pavement subgrades.
Proper surface drainage is critical for soil stabilization, as standing water can weaken soil structures and lead to erosion.
The condition of the site, including the slope, elevation, and soil compaction, can affect the effectiveness of soil stabilization techniques.
The quality and availability of raw materials used in soil stabilization, such as cement or lime, can affect the performance and cost-effectiveness of soil stabilization products.
The formulation of soil stabilization products, including the type and concentration of chemical or biological agents, can affect their effectiveness and cost
What process must be used to reach maximum stabilization of soils?
The Process of Soil Stabilization can vary depending on what type of soil, surface, or binding agent you are dealing with but there are 3 main parts of Soil Stabilization:
- Adding the Binding Agent –For the first step of the process, the soil is scarified using a grader with scarifying teeth, and then the binding material or solution that is best suited for the job and purpose of the soil is added. This is usually done by a water truck where the binding agent product has been added to the water or another type of binding solution spreader.
- Binding and mixing the agent with the soil –This is where the strengthening starts as the agent will be mixed using conventional road maintenance equipment that can be used for mixing like a tractor or machine with a rotavator or disc.
- Compaction and Sealing –Once the soil and binding agent have been well mixed then it is time to compact the soil using a sheepsfoot compactor and roller, sealing and solidifying the surface making it fit for use.
What are the soil stabilization techniques and soil stabilization methods?
There are several soil stabilization techniques that can be used to contribute to soil improvement but also the strength, durability, and stability of soil, including:
Chemical soil stabilization
Chemical soil stabilization involves the addition of chemical agents to the soil to improve its strength and stability. Common chemical stabilizers include lime, cement, and fly ash.
Mechanical stabilization involves the use of physical materials or techniques to reinforce the soil and improve its stability. This can include the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and other reinforcement materials.
Biological stabilization involves the use of vegetation or other natural materials to improve soil stability. Plant roots can help to hold soil particles together and prevent erosion.
Thermal stabilization involves the use of heat to stabilize the soil, typically by applying heat to the soil surface and allowing it to cool and harden.
Electro-chemical stabilization involves the use of electric fields to alter the chemical properties of the soil and improve its stability.
Grouting involves injecting a stabilizing material, such as cement or chemical grout, into the soil to improve its strength and stability.
The selection of the appropriate soil stabilization technique will depend on various factors, including the soil type, climate, traffic volume, and site conditions. A site-specific analysis is typically required to determine the most effective and cost-efficient soil stabilization technique for a particular project.
Where do we conduct soil stabilization?
We use the stabilization of soils to improve many types of roads and sites across many areas such as mining, forestry, and construction in North America (Canada), Chile, Peru, and Colombia.
Using Soil Stabilization on Roads and Sites such as the ones below strengthens the soils already present and allows the soil to withstand more pressure and capacity of heavy vehicles, improving the logistics of the sites.
Soil stabilization applications
Sub-Bases and bases: Improving before paving
Rural unpaved Roads
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Some types of chemical stabilizers used in soil stabilization include lime, cement, fly ash, and various liquid chemical soil stabilizers.
There are several types of soil stabilization, including chemical stabilization, mechanical stabilization, biological stabilization, thermal stabilization, and grouting.
Chemical stabilization involves the addition of chemical agents, such as cement or lime, to the soil to improve its strength and stability.
Mechanical stabilization involves the use of physical materials or techniques, such as geotextiles or geogrids, to reinforce the soil and improve its stability.
Biological stabilization involves the use of vegetation or other natural materials to improve soil stability.
ABCDust offers a wide range of soil stabilization products, including chemical stabilizers such as cement and calcium, mechanical stabilizers such as geotextiles, and biological stabilizers such as vegetation cover. They also offer waste products like locust bean waste, which can be used as a soil stabilizer.
A soil stabilizer is a material or product that is used to improve the properties of soils, making them stronger, more durable, and stable.
The mechanisms of soil stabilization can include physical interlocking, chemical bonding, and electrostatic attraction, among others.
Soil stabilization works by improving the properties of the soil, such as its strength and stability, through the use of various techniques and materials.
The soil stabilization process typically involves site preparation, the selection of an appropriate stabilization technique, the application of the stabilization material, and regular maintenance.
Problematic soils that may require stabilization include expansive soils, black cotton soil, and silty sand.
Studies in soil stabilization include research on bioenzyme soil stabilization, expansive soil stabilization, and the use of various chemicals and materials for soil stabilization.
Bioenzyme soil stabilization involves the use of enzymes to improve soil stability and reduce erosion. ABCDust offers enzymatic formulations and commercial bioenzyme products for soil stabilization.