Stabilizing The Soil On Your Property

Loose or unstable soil can be a problem that many property owners will have to address at some point or another. While there are stabilization options that can address these problems, there are property owners that aren't fully updated on soil stabilization options and will not be prepared for this particular threat.

Myth: Netting And Retaining Walls Are The Only Soil Stabilization Options

Erosion netting and retaining walls can be options used for addressing soil stabilization needs, but these are far from the only options available. More specifically, property owners may be able to utilize lime stabilization as an alternative. The use of lime stabilization options can avoid the limitations that erosion netting and retaining walls will have. In particular, erosion netting is often only a temporary solution during active construction or landscaping projects.

Myth: Soil Stabilization Is Only Useful For Preparing Sites For Construction

Loose or unstable soil can be a major issue when construction work is planned. If these issues are not addressed, they can result in the structure that is being built developing structural integrity issues that could require expensive repairs in the future or even put the entire structure at risk. However, soil stabilization can also be useful for properties that are prone to erosion problems or that are otherwise too unstable to support routine use and activities. If you have areas like this on your property, a soil stabilization contractor can assess the issue to determine the best option for improving the soil stability and integrity.

Myth: Lime Stabilization Is Only A Short-Term Solution

While lime stabilization can be an extremely effective solution for addressing unstable soil. Individuals may assume that this will only be a short-term solution due to the lime that is added to the soil quickly dissipating. In reality, lime stabilization is extremely durable, and it can last for many years before it starts to degrade in a significant way. Depending on the quality of the stabilization work and the type of soil, the use of lime may even be able to provide results that can last for several decades or longer. As a result, this can make lime stabilization an ideal option for improving stability for construction or other projects that will make permanent changes to the property. This is particularly true for clay-dominant soil as this is among the better soil types for lime stabilization due to its ability to better bind to the lime when it is mixed into the soil.