KASSON STREET SOIL STABILIZATION

We’ve completed the soil stabilization on Kasson Street – Phase 1. Soil stabilization occurs when lime is added to a reactive soil to generate long-term strength gain through a pozzolanic reaction.

Lime substantially increases soil resilient modulus values (by a factor of 10 or more in many cases). In addition, when lime is added to soil, users see substantial improvements in shear strength (by a factor of 20 or more in some cases), continued strength over time, even after periods of environmental or load damage (autogenous healing), and long-term durability over decades of service even under severe environmental conditions.

In the short-term, the structural contribution of lime-stabilized layers in pavement design can create more cost-effective design alternatives. In the longer term, lime stabilization provides performance benefits that reduce maintenance costs.

The village has completed major road reconstruction projects like Concord Road, W. Jersey Street and US 62 (W. Coshocton St) utilizing this method.

Before soil stabilization. April 21, 2020.
After soil stabilization. April 22, 2020.

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