Soil Drying Agents

Soil Drying Agents

When to use a drying agent Time equals money and job site delays can result in higher production costs and lost opportunities. Contractors and project owners are required to stay on schedule and also on budget, while achieving the geotechnical specifications for...
The Importance of Soil Compaction in Construction

The Importance of Soil Compaction in Construction

Objectives of Soil Compaction Soil compaction is used to densify a soil by reducing the void space, or the amount of air, between soil particles. In other words, soil compaction occurs when soil particles are pressed together to reduce the space between them. The...
Soil Compaction: Methods, Meaning, and Effects

Soil Compaction: Methods, Meaning, and Effects

What is soil compaction? Soil compaction is the practice of applying mechanical compactive effort to densify a soil by reducing the void space between soil particles. Compaction occurs when particles are pressed together to reduce the space between them. Highly...
The Importance of Soil Stabilization

The Importance of Soil Stabilization

What is Soil Stabilization? Soil stabilization is a process by which a soils physical property are transformed to provide long-term permanent strength gains. Stabilization is accomplished by increasing the shear strength and the overall bearing capacity of a soil....
What is Lime? And the difference between lime and limestone?

What is Lime? And the difference between lime and limestone?

The Difference Between Lime and Limestone Lime is a versatile chemical with many uses. It is vital in the production of countless materials. Lime, or calcium oxide (CaO), is derived from high quality natural deposits of limestone, or calcium carbonate (CaCO3)....