The Quantum Ground Stabilisation was expressly developed for soil stabilisation.
Every cohesive soil possesses the characteristic to re-petrify naturally but for that to happen, it takes a very long time under high pressure. Through the addition of catalysts, the Quantum Ground Stabilisation speeds up this process dramatically.
The Quantum Ground Stabilisation does not react as a binder or an oxidant; It speeds up the natural process to solidify all types of cohesive and semi cohesive soils, permitting an improvement of the load bearing strength by figures up to, 5 - 10 fold relative to untreated material. Using the cohesive nature to naturally bind materials together, making all particles a solid immovable base layer.
The Quantum Ground Stabilisation is a two part process Quantum Emulsion (QE) and Quantum Powder Formulation (QPF).
QE is a chemical substance that breaks up the adhering water film and leads to an irreversible agglomeration of fines, reducing the capillary rise of water substantially. The high effectiveness of QE protects the soil, especially against the soaking in of water. The ionic exchange in clay and other soils repels water instead of attracting it, allowing for better compaction of the treated soil and increases desired density during time and under traffic, never degrading always improving the strength of the base.
QPF is a powder substance that does not absorb water but binds with soil particles, this prevents the treated material from water soaking in by closing the capillary. The capacity of water absorption is drastically reduced; which stops the swelling behaviour of the soil, allowing the natural plasticity of the material to bind everything together.
The Quantum Ground Stabilisation (QGS) System is a two part system that beneficiates the load bearing capacity of natural gravels and soils for road making purposes:
- One part lubricates the particles enabling greater compaction and moisture impermability
- The other, a powder, fills capillary voids mitigating against soil moisture movement
- The nett result is significantly improved shear strength of the natural material
The QGS System is not a cementing agent:
- Is therefore not prone to the shrinkage problems associated with cement
- It can be reworked in service without loss of integrity
- For repair use, treated material can be stockpiled for unlimited time prior to compaction
The QGS System improves the bearing capacity of natural gravels and soils by:
- Enhancing compaction through reduction in the capillaries between soil particles
- Mitigating soil moisture increase thus maintaining the integrity of the natural cohesion and inter-particle friction
The QGS System demonstrates these benefits through:
- Substantially improves CBR's
- Increased Unconfined Compressive Strength
- Improved shear strength
- Virtual elimination of permeability to ground water and rainfall
The QGS System is a chemical substance which breaks up the adhering water film leading to an irreversible agglomeration of fines thus substantially reducing the capillary rise of water and allowing better compaction of the treated soil and increases required density under traffic.
In comparison with untreated soil, QGS has the following characteristics:
- Better compactibility through changing the water characteristic in the soil
- Strong reduction of water absorption through reducing the capillary activity
- Reduced water permeability
- The Proctor Density Optimum Moisture Content of treated soil is lower and the density is higher
- Shrink and swell behaviour significantly improved with a malleable remediation of the treated material
QGS inorganic powder prevents the treated soil from water ingression by closing the
capillary. Water absorption is drastically reduced, preventing swelling of the soil.