Unstable soil is a serious problem that can impact businesses and homes. Unfortunately, there is misinformation about soil stabilization that may convince individuals that it is not a suitable solution for what they are needing.

Myth: Only Soil That Is Naturally Loose Needs To Be Stabilized

There is an assumption among some people that only naturally loose soil will face the need to be stabilized. However, there are many instances where soil may become unstable over time. Often, this is a result of major construction projects, flooding, or other activities that can disturb large quantities of the soil. Regardless of the cause of the loose soil, it may be imperative to stabilize it.

Myth: Soil Stabilization Always Involves Netting And Retaining Walls

While erosion netting and retaining walls are options for addressing minor soil instabilities, it will not be suitable for instances or more extensive instabilities. For these matters, soil grouting may be an effective option. When this method of stabilization is employed, grouting material will be injected throughout the loose soil. As the grouting agent dries and cures, it will bond to the soil to help hold it in place. In addition to allowing for the stabilization of soil that is deep below the surface, it will also allow for a more discreet stabilization option.

Myth: Stabilized Soil Cannot Support Construction

There is often an assumption that the grouting used to stabilize the soil will be unable to support the intense weights involved with buildings. Luckily, this is not the case as grouting is extremely effective at reinforcing the soil, and it can allow for the construction of buildings both large and small. While there are limits to the amount of stabilization that can be achieved with any form of stabilization, grouting is one of the most versatile and durable.

Myth: It Will Take Weeks To Stabilize The Soil

Fortunately, those that are needing to stabilize their soil will find that this process is a much quicker task than they may have expected. In most instances, the entire grouting process will only take a few days to complete along with a few days for it to dry and cure. This will allow you to reduce the delays and other disruptions that needing to stabilize the soil can cause. It should be noted that you should allow the contractor to reassess the site after the grouting as dried and cured so that they can assess the effectiveness of the procedure.