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3 Different Kinds Of Soil Solutions

ByDave Stopher

May 24, 2020

If you’re involved in a company that needs dirt, you should have an idea of what kinds of dirt will bring you the advantages that you and your company are looking for. Not each kind of dirt is the same and each allows for a different kind of solution to waht you might be looking for.

The Various Kinds Of Dirts & Uses

Continue reading below to learn more about which dirt is the perfect solution for you project!

Quicklime (Calcium Oxide)

This is one of the fastest drying solution on the market. It will allow you to finish your projects on time and within your necessary budget. Quicklime is the preferred material for a lot of roadwork because its known for reducing solid PI. This means that it will reduce the amount of shrink and swell that occurs in it- even after they have been heavy freeze and thaw cycles or the area has gone through a vicious wet or dry season. Quicklime also has the benefit of creating an almost impossible barrier for hazardous waste streams to move through due to rendering the heavy metals insoluble.

Before Quicklime is distributed, it is always tested to ensure that it will deliver a consistent, high-performance material. Quicklime is created from high-quality, natural deposits of limestone.


This type of filler soil is a mixture of CaO and pozzolans. With the pozzolans that are mixed into the material, the calciment is able to create cement-like properties that allow this solution to stabilize most problematic soils (if the soils are too loose) sediments, and waste streams.

An advantage of this material is that the CaO within it allows for a faster drying and dewatering process. This material stands above others because this holds true even if the material is being used in cold or wet climates.

Most suppliers can create custom blend options of Calciment to meet your project’s specific needs and Calciment can be a financially smart alternatives to paying for the traditional reagents.

Hydrate Lime

Hydrate lime is created through mixing together water and Quicklime. This process is known as slaking. The end result is hydrate lime, which appears as a very fine white powder.

Hydrate lime is used in many kinds of construction applications, and is mainly used to stabilize various kinds of subbase soils. It is also used to strengthen and modify the soil that is around it so the life of the pavement will extended substantially.

Hydrate lime can also be added into asphalt to stiffen up the binders that reside in asphalt, and it keeps the asphalt from anti-stripping.

Ultimately, hydrate lime is an economic alternative to liquid antistrips and it has a better life cycle to it.

Above are just some of the benefits of additives that your company can use in loose soil or in pavement. Most of these solutions are more cost effective than traditional reagents.

If you have questions or want to know more information about the alternatives that are available, learn more here.