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LIME STABILIZATION PROCESS

Soil stabilization with lime slurry is a process that involves the use of lime-based materials mixed with water to improve the properties and stability of soil. It’s an environmentally friendly method that can transform suboptimal soils into a solid foundation for construction projects, ultimately ensuring the longevity and safety of infrastructure.

Lime slurry, a mixture of lime and water, is applied to the soil to chemically alter its properties. Lime, typically in the form of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), reacts with the soil particles, leading to several beneficial effects:

Increased Strength: Lime slurry improves the load-bearing capacity of the soil by increasing its cohesion and reducing its plasticity. This makes it suitable for various construction applications, such as road foundations and building pads.

Reduction in Swelling and Shrinkage: Lime stabilizes the soil by reducing its susceptibility to changes in moisture content. This minimizes the potential for soil expansion and contraction, which can cause damage to structures.

Enhanced Workability: Soil treated with lime slurry becomes easier to work with, allowing for better compaction and grading during construction.

Improved Soil Chemistry: Lime can also modify the soil’s chemical properties, reducing its acidity and improving long-term stability.