If you purchased land to build a building for your business, you need to ensure the ground can support the building. If it does not, over time, the building will sink into the soil, and this would result in expensive repairs. One way to improve the soil and make it stronger is to hire a company to provide soil stabilization. This will make the soil strong enough to withstand heavy pressure. Below are some techniques the company can use to do this.
Use Soil Grouting
One way to stabilize the soil is by soil grouting. This process not only makes the soil stronger but also improves the stiffness. Below are two processes the contractor may use when grouting the soil.
This process involves using a high-pressure injection machine. First, the grout mix is created. The mix is then placed into the machine, and the machine shoots the grout into the ground in different areas.
The contractor can inject the grout at different angles to ensure all soil is stabilized. Compact grouting can also be used for existing structures if there is anything already built on the land.
With jet grouting, the grout material is injected into the ground using a high-pressure jet. This method is often used if the soil is very unstable because the jet is strong enough to put the grout very deep into the soil. This means the grout can be placed below and above the water table.
As with compact grouting, jet grouting can be used for current structures.
The company you hire may choose to use cement to stabilize your soil. The cement causes a chemical reaction with the soil to allow the soil and cement to mix together. This will greatly stabilize the soil and will last forever.
It is important that the company know how much cement to use. They will determine this by using special equipment to find out how unstable your soil is. They will check different areas of your land as some soil may be more stable than other areas.
The contractor will use special equipment to pulverize the current soil and then mix in the cement, as well as a chemical additive. When finished, the equipment will compact the soil.
How much gravel is used also depends on the type of soil you have, such as clay, silt, or sandy soil. The company may take a soil sample and send it to an extension office to determine the type.
Talk with a company that can provide soil stabilization services to you to learn much more about these techniques.