There are three primary particle types that make all soil types: Clay, sand and silt. There are a variety of soil compositions around the world that have characteristics based on the percentage of clay, sand, or silt. Clays absorb moisture and have slow drainage. It can take one drop of water years to travel only a few feet through clay. Sand permeate water easily, but like silt can be easily washed away in the right conditions. Different regions around the world have various combinations of soils that behave and fail differently.
Soil stabilization is required when soils are weak, settled, or wash away. Weak soils often lead to structure or slab failures, FillFoam is widely used for soils stabilization because it quickly adds volume into the soils creating a stronger base that is bound together. As foam is pumped into the ground it fills voids, builds pressure, and compacts the weak soils.
The installed FillFoam will not change shape, compress, wash away, or interrupt drainage. FillFoam can absorb moisture from surrounding soils that are overburdened by water or oversaturated. The structure of the foam allows water to absorb into the cells, while offering buoyancy from the air filled closed cells to efficiently carry the weight of the water.
Soil stabilization is often required with the structures of slabs that carry large loads, traffic, have excessive water drainage, or ate subject to vibrations. Seawalls, Grain bins, Roadways, wind turbines, machine bases, and structures with weak soils or in seismic zones are commonly in need of soil stabilization.