oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Materials for roads - recent developments and new problems

Volume 8, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Author states that cement is the most commonly used stabilizing agent. This is true in some overseas countries, but it is not essential that South Africa should follow overseas practice. Our circumstances are different from those of other countries. Lime, suitable for soil stabilization, is available in South Africa at little more than one-third of the cost of cement. In some States of the U.S.A. cement is actually cheaper than lime, per mile of road stabilized.

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