The northeastern region of the United States faces a wide variety of infrastructure issues, caused by unstable soil, that contractors and property owners should be aware of. These issues include:
- Freeze/thaw cycles.
- New construction compromising soil under neighboring structures.
- Frequency of intense rainstorms, which cause flash flooding and erosion.
- On coastal areas, erosion and soil disruption are also caused by rising sea levels.
How Does Polyurethane Soil Repair Help?
- Strengthens the Soil
Alchemy-Spetec soil stabilization foam allows contractors to strengthen soil for support of heavy structures.
- Reinforces Eroded Areas
Polyurethane foam displaces water and cures into a solid mass to reverse the erosion process.
- Compacts the Soil
The Deep Lift™ process compacts loose soil to create a strong substrate.
- Fills Voids
Polyurethane foam fills voids as it expands and before it cures, making it a great solution for instances of soil consolidation or biological decay.
What Are the Results?
- Use of Surface and Surrounding Structures on Same Day as Repair
Alchemy-Spetec soil stabilization foam cures to 90% full strength in 15 minutes. In most cases the site is ready for traffic after clean up.
- Support for Up to 14,000 lbs/Sq. Ft.
The Alchemy-Spetec series of geotech foams improves soil to support structural loads up to 14,000 pounds per square foot.
- Stabilization Lasting Decades
Alchemy-Spetec structural foams are a permanent fix.
Alchemy-Spetec polyurethane soil stabilization polymer products have received the official NSF seal of approval for contact with drinking water (this also protects water-dwelling wildlife as well). This designation ensures compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act (SDWA) and guarantees peace of mind for in-the-field stakeholders on construction projects of almost any scope and size.