We are experts in our field at using lime, cement, RoadCem and other binder materials to geotechnically improve areas of weak soil to allow the ground to take a greater loading for construction.
This methodology of modification or stabilisation of the existing ground allows us to offer a cost effective alternative to removing the material off site and importing other fill materials and reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the requirement for road lorries to move materials in and out of the site.
Typical uses are: housing, railways, bulk fill applications, built roads and industrial units.
Modification | Stabilisation | Remediation | RoadCem
Barton have partnered with PowerCem Technologies to become the preferred UK installer of RoadCem™.
RoadCem™ is a stabilisation additive which has been specially developed for application in road building and hydraulic engineering, utilising a fine blend of powdered zeolites that enables binding with almost any kind of materials.
RoadCem™ differs from standard lime or cement stabilisation solutions due to its combination with cement that allows for the use of normally untreatable soils to be possible, such as organic and sulphate bearing soils. Traditionally these materials hold a number of restrictions on there use limiting options during construction.
Utilising RoadCem™ within our stabilisation capabilities allows us to make better use of in-situ materials, such as topsoil, clay, sand and peat in the right circumstances. Utilising materials onsite not only lowers cost, but also shortens construction time.
As RoadCem™ increases the physical properties of practically any road metaling and cement bonded materials used in earthworks, surfacing is possible with minimum dilatations directly applied to the treatment formation.
RoadCem™ can provide the most overall cost effective option when considering overall construction cost. The diagram below demonstrates the comparative cost example for traditional construction vs stabilisation formations vs RoadCem™ when constructing a road. All three examples are shown as a comparison from topsoil strip level.
RoadCem™ vs Stabilised formations & Traditional construction
The diagram shows the typical overall construction for a road using a RoadCem™ base versus other methods.
PowerCem Technologies offers products that enable the cement hydration process to be modified and a host of optimised and improved mechanical properties to ensue. The modified cement bound materials have been used successfully on thousands of projects worldwide. These include roads, dykes, tunnels, harbours, airports as well as many applications in civil and infrastructure construction.
The main advantage of PowerCem technology is the use of in-situ materials in such a way that in general only about 10-20% new building materials have to be applied compared with a traditional pavement construction. This unique ability to bind secondary material instead of using the increasingly scarce primary building material has led to creation of highly durable construction material that offers a variety of benefits confirmed by international organisations in research such as UNESCO , TU Delft and University of Ulster, including:
The ability of RoadCem™ to turn local soils and even waste material such as sludge into strong building materials, offers a convincing vision for a sustainable future whereby scarce and expensive primary building materials can be replaced by all that is in-situ and used for not only pavement construction but also other load bearing uses in civil engineering applications.
RoadCem™ is used in several applications such as:
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