Soil-Cement is a compacted mixture of soil or aggregate, Portland cement, and water widely used to correct poor soil conditions under pavements or increase roadway load capacity. Laboratory testing ensures adequate strength of design mixes. Soil-cement is also referred to as a cement-stabilized base or cement-treated aggregate base.
Trial mixes are proportioned and mixed in the laboratory, then compacted into molds. The molded cylindrical specimens are cured and tested for compressive strength in a laboratory load frame.
- Load Frames adapt to a wide range of laboratory tests that call for axial compressive loading of construction material specimens. Basic load frames outfitted with specific analog or digital components measure load and deformation (stress and strain) for particular test methods.
- Soil-Cement Components include analog or digital sets to measure load and displacement during unconfined compression testing. Swivel platens and instrument brackets are also available as accessories.
- Soil-Cement Data Acquisition Software is optimized for Gilson digital component sets and compatible with other instruments to record specimen load and deformation data, calculate results, and prepare reports meeting test method specifications.
- Soil-Cement Mold Set form and prepare molded specimens for compressive strength testing. The supply of additional molds can help ensure efficient sample preparation.
- Dropping-Weight Soil Compactor consolidates the soil-cement mixture in a mold to form a specimen for compressive strength testing. A shaft locates and guides the falling weight for consistently applied compaction energy.