Soil Stabilization

When you think about a stable and long-lasting structure, odds are you’re not thinking about the soil beneath the foundation. But soil can actually weaken and shift from a structural viewpoint, and it can cause serious damage to your foundation if not properly treated.

Just like walls and foundations, the soil at the base of your commercial or industrial structure may need to be stabilized to maximize the life of your building.

What is Soil Stabilization?

In very basic terms, soil stabilization is simply the process of removing or adding certain soil properties to ensure the most stable environment for your building’s foundation. While there are many ways of doing this, not all soil stabilization methods are equally cost-effective, good for the environment, and good for the life of your industrial structure.

Structural Benefits of Soil Stabilization

–  Bearing Capacity – With the use of cement, line or chemical mixtures in the soil stabilization process, you can simultaneously improve the mechanical properties in the soil and boost your foundation’s bearing capacity all at the same time.

–  Optimized Moisture – Too much or too little moisture can adversely affect the stability and bearing capacity of your foundation. By using natural or chemically based binding agents, you can optimize soil through a stabilization process that primes the soil for compacting and leveling.

–  Environmentally Friendly – Most soil stabilization methods are environmentally friendly. Many soil stabilization treatments have been tested and formulated in a way that minimizes or eliminates the environmental impact of the top soil.

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Soil stabilization is an effective method that helps protect and improve the support underneath your structure. It can even be used to treat sinkholes in the form of grouting or chemical grouting.

Big or small, we’ve done it all. Get in touch with Olshan today to get your commercial structure back on solid ground.