Soil stabilisation and earth construction: materials, properties and techniques

M.R. Hall, K.B. Najim and P. Keikhaei Dehdezi,     University of Nottingham, UK


This chapter describes the advantages and disadvantages of soil stabilisation, within the context of both soil mechanics and construction materials, and with specific reference to stabilised compressed earth construction, i.e. rammed earth and stabilised compressed earth blocks. Each of the key types of inorganic binder stabilisers are discussed at length including specific sections on high-calcium and naturally hydraulic hydrated limes, Portland cement and composite cements including pozzolanic materials and bituminous emulsions. In addition, stabilisation technologies ...

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