The benefits of Soil Stabilisation
05 June 2015
Possessing an in-house capability to provide clients with the most advanced techniques, VHE have undertaken soil stabilisation for a large number of projects in a range of applications throughout the UK.
These include moisture modification of wet materials, enhancing and improving material strength and performance but also encapsulating contamination by reducing its leachability.
A modern and efficient way of recycling, the process of soil stabilisation has many benefits.
The VHE team are today using their 30 years of contaminated land remediation, earthworks and infrastructure experience to explain exactly what some of these advantages are:
As an onsite treatment, soil stabilisation is generally more cost-effective than other traditional methods. This is because it doesn’t incur the charge of landfill taxes, vehicle movement and the buying of replacement aggregates.
The process of rendering material suitable for reuse onsite, weather initially geotechnically or chemically unsuitable, in itself avoids the need for offsite transport and the environmental impact of the transport to landfill. When encapsulation / chemical stabilisation is undertaken then the impact of the contamination on the environment is reduced.
Both geotechnically and chemically the process of stabilisation is undertaken in ‘real time’ and hence avoids long treatment periods, maximising programme benefits.
The enhancement or improvement of otherwise unsuitable materials is a corner stone of the principles of sustainability.
With the above benefits in mind, why not get in touch with VHE to discuss your soil stabilisation requirements?
Given our vast expertise as a company, we’re able to successfully deal with almost any condition encountered on a site. Furthermore, all of our knowledgeable staff are committed to finding both the best and most cost-effective solution possible for their clients, as well as being keen to work in an efficient, open and collaborative manner.
You can speak to a member of the VHE team by calling 01226 320150 or alternatively you can fill out our quick enquiry form.