Soil stabilization is the process of ionic exchange that helps to prevent soil swell and shifting underneath your home or business’ foundation. There are countless techniques on the market today, including compaction and dewatering, many of which add material to the soil to strengthen it. The chemical soil stabilization process, however, is the best option.
Through ionic exchange, large ions are removed from the soil and replaced with small ions that help fill in the gaps. Once these gaps are filled, water won’t have a chance to enter. Without the water, the soil won’t swell or shift, preventing damage to the foundation and construction overhead.
How Chemical Soil Stabilization Works
Here at Earthlok, we inject our chemical soil stabilization formula directly into the ground around your construction project site or existing foundation. The environmentally friendly solution reacts with the existing minerals in the soil to help stabilize the surrounding area and reduce the properties of expansive soil. Here in North Texas, much of our ground is expansive soil, which makes building difficult at times.
Through the reaction we promote, the soil helps to neutralize the acidic properties of the chemical, which keeps the area safe and clean. However, it’s important to note that we use non-hazardous diluted acid in concentrated form. That’s how we achieve our green status.
Chemical Soil Stabilization Applications
The chemical soil stabilization process is designed to strengthen the construction and safeguard foundations, walls, flooring, roadways, parking lots, tarmacs, and more. More specifically, this process benefits:
- Residential – Your home, through soil stabilization, is protected from soil swell underneath the foundation.
- Existing Homes
- New Construction
- Swimming Pools
- Commercial – When it comes to new business, your investment must be safeguarded against soil swell and shifting that could bring the whole project down.
- Malls and Stores
- Apartments and Townhomes
- Storage Facilities
- New Construction
- Roadways – A strong, smooth roadway ensures your community drives safe without bumps or potholes caused by shifting clay soil.
- Parking Lots
- Road Subgrades
The use of chemical soil stabilization is a cost-effective method to improve the properties of soil. Think about it like this; soil stabilization is an investment today. You arrange for the service to help prevent mishaps during construction or later. Therefore, you cut your project costs.