Linear Shrinkage Specimen

This linear shrinkage specimen is an example of a material that has been prepared in its natural state.

The material falls within the “high plasticity” range and is an example of natural soils that are problematic when present where road construction is to be carried out.
Without the availability of suitable replacement materials the only option is stabilization.

Stabilizing additives that can minimize cracking, can control or minimize the shrink swell potential and increase bearing capacity, can help reduce maintenance and increase the working life of the roads.