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Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Stabilizing The Soil At Your Construction Project

When you are undertaking a major construction project, it will be necessary to ensure that the soil where the construction is occurring will be stable. Unfortunately, some properties may be at a higher risk of soil stability issues, and these properties may benefit from the lime stabilization procedure.

The Soil That Is Being Treated Will Have To Be Professionally Tested

The first step that will need to occur when stabilizing the soil on your property will be to thoroughly test the area. This testing can help to identify the severity of the soil stability problems as well as the particular composition of the soil. This information can be important for helping to identify the lime mixture that will be the most effective at stabilizing the area. Luckily, these tests can be completed onsite, which can minimize the risk of this process, delaying the work.

The Lime Will Have To Be Thoroughly Mixed With The Soil

Once the soil has been tested, the lime can be applied to the area. This process can be more involved than a person may realize as it will be necessary to thoroughly mix the lime into the ground. This can require the use of powerful equipment that will be able to break up and mix the soil that is being treated. When applying the lime, there will be a choice between using powder or wet mixtures. Regardless of the option that is chosen, the mixing process will have to be done to ensure that it will be properly distributed throughout the soil. After the lime has been thoroughly mixed into the soil, it will need ample time to cure. This curing process will allow the lime to bind with the soil as it hardens. This can result in a soil bed that is far less likely to shift under the weight of the structure.

The Lime Treated Soil Will Need To Be Compacted

Compacting the lime-treated soil will be one of the last steps in this process. The compaction process will create a smooth surface that can be suitable for construction, and it will maximize the strength and density of the soil where the work will be occurring. In order to complete this step in the process, specialized equipment will need to be brought to the project site as it can take a tremendous amount of weight and force to effectively compact large areas of the ground, and this can be especially challenging if the area is unusual in shape or relatively small. 

For more info about soil stabilization, contact a local company.