Progressive solutions for soil stabilization and solidification

Much of our nation's highway system is long overdue for upgrade or replacement. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are more than 450,000 contaminated "brownfield" sites all across the country in need of cleanup. What is their connection? Both situations - and the contractors who work in these areas - could benefit greatly by blending cement into these unstable or contaminated soils related to these projects.

By mixing cement into the soil beneath roads and highways when they are repaired or replaced, you can stabilize the soil within just a few days, saving both time and money and achieving a strong, durable end result. You can also mix cement into contaminated soil to stabilize contaminants and reduce leaching. Cleaning up contaminated sites and reinvesting in properties like the EPA brownfield sites creates jobs in the remediation industry, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped land, and helps protect the environment. In addition, there are examples that solidifying the soil, rather than having it disposed off site, can yield more than 80% savings in the disposal costs.

You can order Holcim cements with complete peace of mind, knowing they are tested in our own laboratories. We also confirm these results at both independent facilities and major universities to ensure you get consistent performance. With our network of plants located around the country, you can get the cements you need, when you need them.

In addition to renowned performance and availability you can trust, our staff of renowned technical service engineers and LEED-accredited professionals become your partners, consulting with you and helping you to stay current on critical industry developments, including increasingly green regulations and standards.

You can depend on Holcim for the eco-efficient solutions you need in your soil stabilization and solidification projects, like our Envirocoreā„¢ line of cements that give you the performance of traditional portland cements, but do so with a lower carbon footprint. This is accomplished by using less raw virgin mineral components, and by burning less fossil fuel during manufacturing.

Reference:

3 "The Right Choice for Waste Treatment: Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization," Video produced by the Portland Cement Association, www.youtube.com/watch , percentages based on comments made in first 00:20 of video.