What Is Soil Stabilization and Where Do I Get Started?

Soil stabilization - Applications for Roadways - Earthlok TexasStrong soil under your feet can make or break a construction project. Whether we’re discussing a residential home, a parking lot, or a commercial building, strong, stable soil is a must-have. Here in Texas, that’s a wish that’s not always granted. The clay soil we have can shift, crumble, and swell as the weather changes.

That’s where Earthlok comes in. We offer soil stabilization services designed to reduce the swell potential and prevent foundation damage.

In layman’s terms, soil stabilization is the alteration of soil to bolster the physical properties of the clay soil under your construction project. If the soil is strong and durable, no amount of rain will allow it to crack or swell.

How Earthlok’s Soil Stabilization Process Works

Here at Earthlok, we’ve designed a soil stabilization process that is environmentally friendly and guaranteed to work fast. It all begins with an “ionic reaction.” This reaction causes water molecules that are bound to the surrounding soil to loosen. These are then replaced with a smaller ion. These microscopic ions are designed to fill in the cracks of the soil, thereby preventing water saturation and increasing bonding.

Essentially, we’re waterproofing the soil. Rainfall is the biggest culprit of soil swelling, as the water soaks into the dirt, causing it to expand.

What are the Benefits of Soil Stabilization?

The right soil stabilization solutions can have a number of immediate and long-term benefits. In fact, Earthlok soil stabilization not only has a 10-year guarantee, but it also prevents any sign of swelling or shifting, delivers a stable foundation, and can help you create a strong foundation for your residential or commercial building project. Additional benefits include:

  • Cost-Effective – Avoid the long-term and costly implications of building on weakened soil. Instead, through soil stabilization, you can rely on a proven and cost-effective solution that can be applied to a wide variety of building projects.
  • Eco-Friendly – The Earthlok soil stabilization process is an environmentally friendly option that avoids using harmful chemicals or earth-damaging techniques. It even uses 75 percent less water than other soil stabilization tactics.
  • Fast Service – The entire Earthlok team is dedicated to delivering fast results that are backed by our 10-year guarantee. These services are customized to meet your construction project’s specific needs. From mitigating swelling to reducing soil suction, the Earthlok solution is quickly implemented with long-lasting results.

Get Started with Soil Stabilization Today

Whether you have an existing residential building or are building a new commercial structure, installing or repairing a swimming pool, or creating roads, airfields, or parking structures, Earthlok soil stabilization can help you achieve the stable soil that you need.

We encourage you to contact a member of our team to learn more about our cost-effective, non-hazardous, and eco-friendly soil stabilization solutions. To discover the right soil stabilization tactics for your next construction project, contact a member of the Earthlok team or call 972-923-9698.