Utilization of Lagoon-Stored Lime in Embankment Construction

by Khaldoun Fahoum, (A.M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recycled Materials in Geotechnical Applications


The maximum percentage of lime that can be mixed with a predetermined borrow material to build the proposed road embankment without adversely affecting the physical and mechanical properties of the borrow material was determined. The borrow material consisted of high plastic clay classified as CH. The soil-lime mixture was proven to be a good engineered fill provided it is processed, mixed, and compacted properly. The maximum lime content should be kept below 15% in order to reduce problems associated with handling, proper mixing, and attaining the proper densities.

Subject Headings: Lime | Construction materials | Embankment (transportation) | Infrastructure construction | Material properties | Soil mixing | Compacted soils | Soil classification

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