Non-Toxic and Environmentally Friendly
AggreBind soil stabilizer is a patented, water based, environmentally friendly polymer with proprietary tracers. These tracers provide excellent quality controls for specifying authorities and contractors for stabilizing soils, roadways, pathways and parking lots.
AggreBind primarily uses all on-site materials including sub-soils, sands, mining waste and crushed construction waste to provide stable, dust free local roads, lots, and paths for complete dust control and soil stabilization.
The process of 'aggrebinding' is coating the soil particles, compacting them (roads) or compressing them (blocks) together so that the coated particles come in direct contact with each other. This begins the 'cross-linking' where the mass solidifies, and forms a hydrophobic mass that is water-resistant, has great tensile strength and can withstand major variations in temperature.
What is it?
Enzymes, Resins & Surfactants
These are anionic compounds that rely almost exclusively upon the inherent binding properties of clay. These products are very limited in their scope and rely on the negative charge (anionic) to neutralize the negative charge of the clay platelets so that the clay can be made to lay flat for compaction. Enzymes and resins are organic based and will ultimately decompose.
This will stabilize the soil for a period of time. Soil cement is porous and will ultimately degrade from the ingress of water. At best, soil cement is temporary.
Polymers, Acrylics & Latex
There are about 2,000 different polymers. Most polymers form single dimensional bonds, like scotch tape, wallpaper paste, etc. They can stick and then be peeled back.
How does it work?
Soil stabilization is both a new industry and a very old industry. Soil stabilization began 9,000 years ago when our ancestors moved out the caves and into mud & brick houses (rammed earth buildings). Today there are about 18 - 24 different companies offering 'soil stabilization' products. These technologies have developed over the last 5, 10, 15 years, more or less. The main categories of offerings are: A. enzymes, resins & surfactants. B. soil cement. C. polymers, acrylics & latex.
The Aggrebind formula is composed of a cross linking styrene acrylic polymer with proprietary tracers. AggreBind soil stabilizer is totally and completely environmentally friendly and all stabilized soils and treated can at some future date be crushed and re-used for crop/food production with no adverse effect whatsoever on the environment.
Soil stabilization is achieved by significantly improving the load bearing capabilities, and tensile strength, of all materials treated. Each particle is soil stabilized when coated with AggreBind that then cross-link with the unique cross-linking polymers during the compaction process to form a semi-rigid, flexible, load bearing, water resistant layer..
What can it do?
In independent laboratory testing, we increase the CBR by a factor of 4 - 6, or 400% to 600%. The ‘tracers’ are similar to a marker or a DNA being infused into the formula. The tracer enables us, post installation, to identify any installation as an AggreBind installation or not. Further, we can determine how much AggreBind was used per cubic meter. The general parameter is 4 litres of AGB concentrate per m3. So, we can identify if it is our product and we can tell you how much product was used; which meant whether the job was done within spec or was not. Because we have post installation analysis this enables us to offer a 5 Year Product Guarantee.
- Use existing on site materials
- Increase user safety and limit liability
- Eliminate washouts and rutting
- Stop potholes before they start
- Reduce vegetation ingress
- Repair existing asphalt affordably and effectively
The easy 5 Step application process
- Step 1 - rip and break
- Step 2 - apply and mix
- Step 3 - profile and pitch
- Step 4 - compaction
- Step 5 - sealing options