Expansive Soils Treatment Services.
Repair expansive soils: treatment for expanding soils available in the Midwest – Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri (IA, NE, MO).
Utilizing an environmentally friendly liquid injected into the soil, we are able to reduce the swell potential of the soil, reduce soil suction, and increase the strength of clay soils. The treatment has successfully been used throughout Iowa, Nebraska, and other parts of the Midwest U.S. The treatment permanently changes the molecular structure of the clay particles in two ways: isomorphic substitution within the clay lattice and cation exchange around the side of the clay particles. The treatment reduces the negative charge of the clay particles (isomorphic) and reduces the negative surface charge of clay particles (cation exchange). These negatively charged particles naturally attract positive charges. The positive charge can be found in water. When water is present the clay particles attract the water and the lattice of the water and clay particles expands. Also the water drives the clay particles apart causing them to weaken. Reducing the negative charge within the clay lattice and on the surface of the clay lattice results in a clay structure that have more flocculent characteristics and less dispersed characteristics, therefore creating a particle with less swell potential, greater strength, and less soil suction. The swell potential will be greatly reduced or eliminated permanently. The process is also irreversible.
Our solution to expansive soils that many engineers are beginning to embrace.
This technique is gaining in popularity and with conditions such as they are we see more and more of the harmful effects or expansive soils recently. We are able to setup on the job site quickly and begin the injection process to permanently change the soil structure so that the expansive soils are no longer a problem and repairs and peace of mind can be restored.
Some benefits of expansive clay treatment:
- No excavation necessary in order to treat the soils
- Permanent reduction of the swell potential of treated soils
- Existing soils may be used as needed.
- Environmentally safe
- Successful and verifiable results
Contact Us about your expansive soil mitigation needs or issues.