Traditional Road Construction compared with HITEC Road2017-09-04T13:11:05+00:00

Conventional cement stabilisation

  • After 28 day hydration process ≤150 MN/m2: the shrinkage behaviour of cement can result in considerable cracking when binder content is high
  • During the hydration process only short crystal needles are formed, which do not allow high bearing strengths
  • Stabilized layers allow water to penetrate particularly in cracks and course grained soils), so this presents difficulties in frosty conditions
  • Problems with solidification of loamy or clayey soils containing high levels of sulphur associated with high cement content
  • No possibility of stabilising soils with high levels of salt
  • Without a wearing course, conventionally stabilised surfaces may show signs of damage from thaw and changes in conditions with one year

HITEC Road cement stabilisation

  • After 2 days hydration process a load capacity of >150 MN/m2 is established. Total hydration process is approximately 90 days without cracking and a load capacity ≥230 MN/m2
  • During the hydration process long crystal needles are formed, allowing very high bearing strengths
  • Water does not penetrate, nor any other fluid, into the stabilised layers, guaranteeing safety from frost
  • No problems with loamy or clayey soils containing high levels of sulphur associated with high cement content
  • Soils with high levels of salt can be stabilised
  • No problems from frost, thaw or changes in conditions, as water-resistant base courses may even be constructed from in-situ soils
  • 25% to 45% increase in strength

  • 30% to 50% more flexible

  • 25% to 40% increase in frost resistance

  • Saving over 30% in costs