PolyCom Stabilising Aid for road construction and maintenance is easy to use. Offering significant water savings, PolyCom enables road crews to re-use existing material without importing expensive re-sheeting material.
Environment friendly and OHS compliant, PolyCom enables road crews to use existing machinery, including a grader, roller and water cart. This prevents huge establishment costs for extra equipment and personnel.
When selecting suitable material for road construction, the most common problem is the corresponding clay content, as a material with even a small amount of an active clay mineral can cause this material to be unsuitable or have insufficient strength for its intended use. In these cases, suitable materials must be sourced from a borrow pit as close to the intended site as possible. These materials, and even more so their transportation, can be expensive.
With PolyCom Stabilizing Aid, it is possible to treat these substandard or marginal materials simply and economically. PolyCom interacts with the clay particles within these soils to alter the clay-water relationship, rendering previously unsuitable materials suitable for use.
As PolyCom is treating the clay within the soil at a particle level, a very small quantity per m² is required. With PolyCom you are able to make use of the in-situ materials and the costly exercise of transporting borrow pit materials is largely eliminated.
As the cost of PolyCom is far lower (typically less than half), it allows many more kilometers of road to be managed with the same budget. Aternatively, as far less is spent on the layer works of the road to be built with the same budget, more money can be utilized for a seal or accompanying works (drainage mechanisms, curbs, etc).
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Polymer pavement stabilisation:
Stabilising pavements with PolyCom Stabilising Aid delivers comparable results to traditional soil stabilising methods with regard to strength. It also imparts a high degree of water resistance and all important flexibility. It is significantly more cost effective, there are no cure-time constraints and the pavement is re-workable at anytime. All ground improvement work with PolyCom Stabilising Aid can be achieved using standard construction plant or stabilising machines.
Sub-grade improvement and capping:
PolyCom Stabilising Aid introduces water resistance, improved workability and increased strength, delivering a stronger, more resilient and environmentally sustainable platform for your project. Strengthened sub-grades deliver huge cost advantages by allowing more economic pavement designs and drainage options. Sub-grade capping substantially reduces, and can even eliminate, re-work from weather or traffic damage in cut-to-fill operations, again reducing project costs.
Wear course up-grade:
Wear courses on council roads, rural tracks and access roads all benefit from improvement with PolyCom. PolyCom can be incorporated into the pavement during a standard service where re-mixing and re-shaping is performed.
A PolyCom improved pavement will deliver extended service interval requirements with increased strength, a highly resilient surface and water resistance.
Dust and sediment control:
Tighter and more durable water resistant road surfaces produce less fugitive dust and sediment run off to water ways. These improved surfaces are critical for the environment, and are fast becoming the minimum requirement for all road builders involved in construction, energy, mining and local government. Road surfaces like this, created with PolyCom Stabilising Aid, have a significantly reduced ecological impact, are simple to produce and are easily maintained with correct procedures.