Everybody knows that soil stabilization is important, especially when it comes to the construction of a new building, enhancing an old road, or even laying the foundation for a parking lot.
But did you know that there are many different ground stabilization methods out there? it’s not always a cut-and-dry solution, as some of these methods are better than others. It takes a thorough understanding of the project, the elements and climate in the area, and a number of other factors in order to determine which solution is right for you.
However, the permeable ground stabilization matting made by Ecoraster is right for the job in almost every instance.
In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at Ecoraster matting compared to a few of the other ground stabilization methods out there in order to help you determine which foundation to lay in your situation. Keep reading to learn more and contact B8 Ventures to learn how to order Ecoraster products from Canada’s exclusive distribution partner.
Ecoraster Soil Stabilizers
When it comes to permeable ground stabilization, nothing handles the task better than Ecoraster products. Lightweight, yet durable enough to withstand the most extreme temperatures, chemicals, and weight loads, Ecoraster matting is a revolutionary solution which is sweeping (and stabilizing) the world one project at a time.
The reason why Ecoraster is the number one name in soil stabilization is because it gets the job done without compromise; that means, there are no harmful effects on the environment to consider, as this matting is made from eco-friendly, 100 percent recyclable materials. Ecoraster products are reusable, easy to install, and provide reliable erosion control along with the strongest foundation possible for a number of high-maintenance projects.
Ecoraster ground stabilization matting allows for water and other nutrients to easily flow through the soil, therefore allowing the area to thrive without the naturally occuring erosion which could otherwise spell disaster.
All it takes is determining the specific load requirements for your project (best to speak with an expert soil engineer in order to do so), and you can get right to work on creating a permeable, sustainable soil stabilization foundation in no time.
Among the practical uses for Ecoraster ground stabilization matting are:
- Hot tub padding/base
- Landscaping/permeable grass paving
- Garden shed flooring
- Equestrian arena flooring
- Dog/chicken/livestock pens
- Storage tank containment support
- Drilling site stabilization
- Hillside stabilization
- Road construction
- Parking lot construction
- And more
Cement Soil Stabilization
Now that we know all about Ecoraster’s permeable ground stabilization capabilities, we can see how a few other common methods compare.
First up is cement stabilization, sometimes known as “soil cement,” a method which utilizes chemical reactions in order to protect against erosion and provide a firm base. Common chemicals used in soil cement include lime, sodium carbonate, and calcium chloride. The problem with this method is that it creates a hardened, semi-rigid base layer which is not permeable or maneuverable.
In this method, additives are injected directly into the soil in order to increase its stability and density. However, this is a cost-prohibitive method and often can’t be used for many types of soils because it, again, does not harbor permeability.
Therefore, the use of artificial “grouting” stabilization is not recommended, but is still used for some soils.
Lime and Chemical Stabilization
Sometimes, lime and other chemicals (such as calcium chloride or sodium chloride) may be used to stabilize soil without cement.
The addition of lime to clay-like soils is beneficial because it tends to change the composition of the base and allow for more water absorption. In addition, the strength and durability of the soil is improved because it is less dense but more sturdy.
With chemicals like calcium chloride and sodium chloride, the same properties and desired results can be achieved. These chemicals can also decrease the rate of evaporation, and therefore improve permeability, of the soils.
However, it’s important to note that lime and other chemical stabilizers are not always sustainable; eventually, the ratio of these chemicals will be diminished over time, and the opportunity for erosion and other natural effects will be presented once again.
That’s why it’s important to opt for sustainable ground stabilization support through the innovative Ecoraster line of products. This erosion control matting is the best way to stabilize soil for years to come. Contact B8 Ventures to learn more and to place an order.