Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to define SOIL STABILISATION?

"Soil stabilisation" is achieved if an in-situ Soil has been rendered usable for risk free application in any earthwork.

2. How to achieve SOIL STABILISATION?

In the past 50 years many attempts at improving the behaviour of soils have been undertaken with the aim to avoid the substitution of conventional construction material for unsuitable in-situ soil, i.e. soil of lower quality. The products chosen for this purpose can be divided into the following groups:
Products gluing together the soil particles, such as binding agents, and Products gluing at a change of the chemical composition of the soil, thus reacting with the soil, and improving its properties.

Some products out of these two groups show both effects, e.g. hydraulic binders. What all these products have in common is the fact that they can be used only under certain conditions, i.e. with certain soil types and certain granulations of the soil. They often fail to yield satisfactory results because soils rarely have a homogeneous composition, and this makes it impossible to anticipate the effect.

3. What are the advantages of the Quantum Ground Stabilization System?

The Quantum Ground Stabilization System (QGS), comprising the combinations a liquid formulation and powder formulationm was developed and devised specifically for the purpose of soil stabilisation avoiding the paths other products (binders and chemical reactants) had gone with questionable outcomes.

Any cohesive soil has a tendency to petrify again; all it needs to achieve this goal is a very, very long time span and very high pressure. It is possible, however, to accelerate this procedure by catalytic processes. If the soil can be activated by catalysts or pseudo-catalysts and influenced in complex processes in its undesired behaviour, a considerable improvement can be achieved with nearly all kinds of soil and with the same quantities of additives.

This is what QGS does:

The use of the liquid formulation results in an irreversible agglomeration of the fine particles of the clay and in this way, a reduction of the active soil surface. The adhering water film is destroyed to a very high extent, thus activating the inherent binding power of the soil and the water content in the soil, especially its capillary saturation, is virtually diminished. An additional treatment of the soil with the powder formulation enables a 'tailored' degree of stabilisation in accordance with the requirements of each particular construction site.

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