Soil-cement is a highly compacted mixture of soil/aggregate, portland
cement, and water. Soil-cement differs from portland cement concrete
pavements in several respects. One significant difference is the
manner in which the aggregates or soil particles are held together.
A portland cement concrete pavements mix contains sufficient paste
(cement and water mixture) to coat the surface area of all aggregates
and fill the void between aggregates. In soil-cement mixtures, the
paste is insufficient to fill the aggregate voids and coat all particles,
resulting in a cement matrix that binds nodules of uncemented material. More.
Soil-cement pavements have many uses from city streets, county roads,
state routes, and interstate highways, to parking lots, industrial
storage facilities, and airports. In fact, the “family”
of soil-sements pavement products can actually be divided up into
three main components – each with their own unique contribution
to a pavement structure. These components include Cement-Modified
Soils (CMS), Cement-Treated Base (CTB), and Full-Depth
Reclamation (FDR). Click on product name for more information.
||Cement-Modified Soils (CMS)
Amends undesireable properites of problem soils or substandard
materials with a relatively small proportion of portland cement
so that they are suitable for construction.
Recycles old asphalt and underlying base material to create
a stronger, cement-stabilized base for a new road.
||Cement-Treated Base (CTB)
Aggregate material and/or granular soils mixed with measured
amounts of portland cement and water hardens after compaction
and curing to form a durable paving material.
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