Unstable soil is a fairly common issue that can create major problems for both residential and commercial properties. While soil stabilization services can help to address these issues, a lack of information often prevents individuals from being able to effectively address the issues being caused by their unstable soil.
Are There Benefits To Soil Stabilization Services?
Soil stabilization is a highly effective way of correcting loose or unstable soil. This is particularly beneficial when you are wanting to build a structure on the property as unstable soil may make it impossible to build a large structure. Stabilization can also be used when the soil is extremely prone to erosion as it will be able to hold the soil together. Other steps may also be needed to address erosion, but this will depend on the topography, soil composition and other factors.
What Is Involved In Soil Compression?
Compression is one option that can be used to stabilize soil that is only fairly loose. During this procedure, a machine that can place tremendous weight on the soil to tightly compress it. This can be useful when the soil is only slightly unstable, but it may not be the best option for soil that is extremely loose. Also, the benefits of compression will fade more rapidly than other options for soil compression.
Is Soil Grouting Effective?
Soil grouting is one of the most popular and effective options for stabilizing loose soil. This procedure will involve injecting a grouting material into the soil. The grout will bond to the soil particles and stones so that it will be held in place more securely. Once the grout has fully dried and cured, it will be extremely durable. In most instances, the grout will be able to last for years before it starts to suffer significant degradation.
Will Soil Stabilization Impact Your Landscaping?
It is important to be aware of the effects that soil stabilization can have on your landscaping. Plants will often struggle to grow in areas that have undergone soil stabilization. This is due to the fact that the roots of the plants will be unable to effectively grow through the soil. For this reason, it is important to limit this work to areas where it is unavoidable or that you are wanting to play a central role in your landscaping. A soil stabilization professional, such as from T. Luckey Sons, Inc., will be able to help you with identifying the options for stabilizing the soil while minimizing the impact to the nearby landscaping.