Areas that consist of soft soil with poor potential for utilisation, necessitate extensive removal of overburden wherever construction is carried out. Mass stabilisation provides a cost-effective alternative to removal of overburden.
Through stabilisation, unused land areas, consisting of soil with a poor carrying capacity or inferior composition, can be put to good use. This provides a means of saving more valuable, non-renewable natural resources.
In mass stabilisation, special stabilising equipment is used to mix soft soils, such as clay, silt and peat, with a binder agent, causing an evenly reinforced, slab-like structure to be formed in the soil. This provides a solid foundation for earthworks, while also enabling the use of heavy construction machinery at the site.