What Is Soil Stabilization?

Soil stabilization is the act of changing the physical properties of soil in order to enhance them. Parking areas, roadways, airports, and site development projects are a few examples of what soil stabilization can be utilized on. Determining what additive to use is solely based on the situation. Some of the most popular additives are limestone, fly-ash, and Portland cement.

Benefits of Soil Stabilization

Although the benefits of soil stabilization are endless, some include:

  • Stabilizing the soil can increase the strength of it along with controlling how much it expands or shrinks. This is important because different pavement and foundations have different load bearing capacities so being able to control the ending size of the soil is beneficiary. 
  • By treating and adding the right material to the soil, erosion can be decreased immensely. Erosion has been a major environ issue because silt is eroding into rivers and bays which influence the fish habitat.
  • Stabilization can be used on a wide range of sub-grade material.
  • Soil Stabilization reduces the thickness of pavements because it makes the soil more durable. 

The Soil Stabilization Process

Proper testing
This is an essential step in the process because a proper design can be established. Also, testing helps determine what material should be added in order to reach the end goal.

Stabilizing the soil
The chosen additive is then mixed with the given soil until the desired properties are shown. A new base is then shaped with the new and improved soil.

Our Experience = Your Advantage

Approaching a trusted professional about your soil stabilization needs is important. Melgaard Construction has been providing outstanding service to their customers for over 30 years. Call us today at (307) 687-1600 for more information regarding how we can successfully help you during the entire construction process.


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