Obviously constructing a bound soil road base from just the pre-existing site soils will never be as strong as a traditional design highway. It will reduce costs, carbon and construction time but will never be as durable. Wrong !!! Have a look at this Arcadis research and testing report. Road deflection tests
The question we are asked most often is “What are Zeolites and why do you use them in your range of cement modification products?” The simple answer is because they work, the longer answer is that we have over 25 years experience with zeolites. It is essential that the right type and the correct dosage […]
Soil stabilisation is a sustainable method for the construction of in-situ bound soil base for infrastructure applications. Where longer lasting and/or heavier loadings are required RoadCem is the proven answer. Just a 1% addition by weight of cement enables cement to become a far superior soil binder. Winner of multiple industry awards the Walton on […]
Expansive plastic subgrades, expensive granular materials and risks of flooding are all familiar problems for the highways engineer here in the UK. Highway construction engineers in the Brazilian Amazon region face similar problems, but have found different solutions. Challenges in the Construction of Highways in the Brazilian Amazonia Environment
What is the difference between Cement stabilisation and stabilisation with RoadCem added? When stabilising soils with cement the hydration reactions are characterized by an early heat release after the initial mixing, then a dormancy period of about two hours in which no heat is released. After this during a 2 to 3 hour period further […]
Contaminated Dredged Sludge Moerdijk Harbour Project 2008/9 Carried out by Arcadis BV The sandy sludge dredged during the Moerdijk Harbour reconstruction in 2008 was found to be highly contaminated by oil and a cocktail of hazardous pollutants. A big problem with these and other dredged sludge’s is that the water content in the sludge is […]
RoadCem for Large Shed Project Flipbook
Last year we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of RoadCem in the UK. Well on looking through the Dutch archives recently we came across the following report of a large soil stabilisation project carried out for Tesco Stores on a very difficult looking site close to Great Yarmouth exactly 2o years ago The following detailed report […]
The addition of ConcreCem to concrete provides enhanced durability and longevity. This cannot easily be calculated and expressed in money saving terms, it is however easy to see how this improves whole life embedded carbon savings. Whilst it still remains difficult though to calculate the true costs of repairing and replacing concrete structures. In the […]
Constructing road base from virgin stone is unsustainable FACT. Actually it could also be unnecessary.
Based on extensive repetitive testing on a DYNATEST heavy vehicle simulator, Arcadis Holland using BISAR pavement design software were able to show that a RoadCem in-situ stabilised soil road base can outperform a traditional stone road base, by an unbelievable margin. Providing big saving in cost, carbon and build time.