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Enhancement of Soil Characteristics Using Different Stabilization Techniques

Soil stabilization is a critical aspect of civil engineering, involving various methods to modify soil properties and enhance its engineering performance for diverse construction projects. The necessity for soil stabilization arises when natural soil conditions cannot support structural loads due to undesirable characteristics. Soil stabilization involves altering soil properties through chemical or physical means to increase bearing capacity, weathering resistance, and permeability while reducing construction costs. Waste management and waste materials play a significant role in soil stabilization techniques by providing sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to improve soil properties and enhance stability. The connection between waste management and soil stabilization lies in the utilization of various waste materials as stabilizing agents. These waste materials can serve as cost-effective alternatives to traditional stabilizers while reducing the environmental impact of construction and civil engineering projects. This research acknowledges the significance of soil stabilization for civil engineering purposes and explores the effectiveness of various materials as soil stabilizers. Different kinds of stabilization techniques like cement, lime, fly ash, chemical, bituminous, thermal, and electrical stabilization, and other recycled waste materials are investigated. This comprehensive review serves as a valuable resource for civil engineers, researchers, and practitioners seeking a holistic understanding of soil stabilization techniques. As infrastructure demands continue to grow, adopting and advancing soil stabilization techniques becomes imperative for ensuring safe, resilient, and cost-effective construction practices in the face of changing geotechnical challenges. The insights gained from this review will aid in making informed decisions for successful soil stabilization in various civil engineering projects, ensuring the safety, stability, and resilience of infrastructure developments in an ever-changing environment.

Stabilization, Expansive Soil, Subgrade, Clayey Soil, Sustainable, Waste Materials, Environment, Stabilizers

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Naimul Haque Nayem. (2023). Enhancement of Soil Characteristics Using Different Stabilization Techniques. Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 8(4), 71-79.

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Naimul Haque Nayem. Enhancement of Soil Characteristics Using Different Stabilization Techniques. J. Civ. Constr. Environ. Eng. 2023, 8(4), 71-79. doi: 10.11648/j.jccee.20230804.12

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Naimul Haque Nayem. Enhancement of Soil Characteristics Using Different Stabilization Techniques. J Civ Constr Environ Eng. 2023;8(4):71-79. doi: 10.11648/j.jccee.20230804.12

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