Lime slurry


C

Charlie

Should have posted this question with my previous post titled
"Geofabric under footings ??" . Sorry. G.C. Also mentioned about using
a lime slurry to stiffen up the soil. If any of you who have been
reading my posts (thank you) reguarding my water table issues, do you
think my G.C. is being to cautious ? Don't get me wrong I don't want
any problems 5-10 years from now, but it's been 2 weeks since we dug
and I getting antsy. Honestly I feel he's going about it right, but
I'm not a pro so I don't have a feel for this. Anyone please chime in.
Thanks again.
 
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North

Should have posted this question with my previous post titled
"Geofabric under footings ??" . Sorry. G.C. Also mentioned about using
a lime slurry to stiffen up the soil. If any of you who have been
reading my posts (thank you) reguarding my water table issues, do you
think my G.C. is being to cautious ? Don't get me wrong I don't want
any problems 5-10 years from now, but it's been 2 weeks since we dug
and I getting antsy. Honestly I feel he's going about it right, but
I'm not a pro so I don't have a feel for this. Anyone please chime in.
Thanks again.

He's trying to cover his ass, can you blame him ?
If your house falls down 10 years from now, it'll make him look bad.

North
 
L

Lyle B. Harwood

What does your architect say? What do the plans show?

Best of luck, and let us know how it comes out!
 
D

DanG

I have only used lime slurry injection on one project. It was a
heavy clay soil with a plastic index of 44. The initial soil
report literally suggested not building a building in that
location.

Alternatives listed:
-remove and replace with select material to a depth of ten feet.
-create a carton form slab.
-lime stabilize

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
DanG
 
C

Charlie

thanks for the replys. I kinda figured he trying to cover his "ass".
And no I don't blame him, I still feel he's taking the right approch.
DanG, how did the lime slurry work out? thanks
 
C

Charlie

Posted this under my other thread and thought it might benifit the
forum
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Just an update for the benifit of the forum. Geotech came out and took
a look at the site. He recommended scraping off the top layer of silt
(the mucky mess) and at the same time laying down 8-10 inches of
"clean fill gravel". He was very familiar with this area. We have to
dig a sump pit first and have the stone ready and waiting. About the
geotextile fabric, he said would only be really benificial for live
loads such as roadways. I'd post some pics but not sure how yet. Also
the lime slurry would be very expensive and not help much. I guess
lime is expensive now or something. Thanks
 
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DanG

The lime is not expensive. Mixing it into a slurry and pump
injecting 1,000 of gallons of it into the subsoil is.

It worked quite well as a matter of fact. The building is still
standing with no signs of cracks or heaving of the slab.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
DanG
 

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