The Clay­crete (II) dif­fer­ence

The Australian Mining Review - - HAUL & MINE ROAD MANAGEMENT -

MANY types of soils are high in clay con­tent and typ­i­cally not con­sid­ered suit­able for road con­struc­tion.

Clay is prone to swell and shrink based on the ab­sence or pres­sure of wa­ter and this has peo­ple avoid­ing the use of clay in con­struc­tion.

An un­sta­bilised road can un­ravel on the top cre­at­ing a dusty, un­safe and loose sur­face dur­ing dry con­di­tions and sloppy, un­pass­able sur­face dur­ing wet con­di­tions.

Clay­crete ( II), as an ionic sta­biliser, re­solves this prob­lem by al­ter­ing the clay par­ti­cles on a molec­u­lar level, permanently changing the clay into an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly bin­der of soil ma­te­ri­als which no longer at­tracts wa­ter.

Long after the prod­uct has biode­graded, the clay re­mains in its sta­bilised state.

Clay­crete ( II) sta­bilises clay into an al­most dust­less, stronger, safer sur­face for all weather con­di­tions.

One of the Clay­crete Aus­tralia’s re­cent projects in the City of Man­durah ( pic­tured), sub­stan­tially re­duced con­struc­tion costs and solved a ti­dal in­tru­sion prob­lem due to the high- wa­ter level.

The nu­clear den­sity test re­sults show an av­er­age of 101.7 per cent of max­i­mum dry den­sity ( MDD) which is well above av­er­age.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.clay­creteaus­tralia.com.

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