Soil and Ground Stabilization using Polyurethane Foam

Soil and Ground Stabilization using Polyurethane Foam

Soil stabilization can be a crucial part of infrastructure construction. Unstable soil will not stay in place on its own and requires extra support. Unstable soil can threaten the stability and safety of infrastructure. It can damage, degrade, and even destroy the foundation of many structures, such as buildings, bridges, and roads. Many factors can cause soil to become unstable, including erosion, poor compaction, freeze/thaw cycles and decomposition of organic material. At Quattro Contracting, we know that unstable soil can be a dangerous problem, but we have the perfect solution!

Polyurethane foam injection is an excellent solution for stabilizing soil underneath structures and roadways. Polyurethane foam injection works to decrease the porous nature of the soil while increasing its load-bearing capacity. It is very fast to install and more affordable than other techniques. It is environmentally friendly and has no chemicals to harm the environment. In most cases, polyurethane foam injections are a permanent solution to stabilize the soil. Once the process is completed, it will never have to be done again.

Structures and roadways need a stable foundation to ensure the construction and durability are up to standard. The foundation must rest on solid soil that can support the entire load evenly. Over time weak soil will compact and swell, leading to the entire foundation shifting. When the soil swells too much, it can cause severe damage to the foundation, potentially causing more severe damage to the structure. Soil swelling can cause cracks, bumps, and weakened pavement that could become dangerous over time.

Polyurethane foam helps to stabilize ground that's been weakened by erosion or unstable bedrock. It can be injected into cracks in the earth to fill them heal to become a more solid base for construction projects. 

Stabilizing ground with polyurethane foam injection provides several benefits. Polyurethane foam expands, making it perfect for filling in low-lying areas of soil or ground. Below ground, polyurethane foam helps protect against moisture intrusion caused by seepage. This keeps soil stable and prevents it from sinking into the ground or eroding. It's also safe to use on slopes with a high potential for a landslide.

Polyurethane foam is robust, lightweight and dense, making it the perfect material for soil stabilization. Once it is injected into the soil, polyurethane foam seeks out weak soils and voids under the concrete during expansion, creating a strong and denser base for construction projects. Polyurethane foam will retain its strength and structure, reducing the possibility of new gaps or settlements. Polyurethane foam is not affected by moisture or chemicals found in soil, making it ideal for jobs where moisture is present. Polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly so that no harmful chemicals will seep into the ground. Polyurethane foam injection is a long-lasting and cost-effective method to stabilize soil for infrastructure projects.

Using polyurethane foam for soil stabilization is a quick and easy process. The best way to install polyurethane foam is by pumping the material into the ground, which closes up any holes that might be present and stabilize the soil or ground surface. It is noninvasive, and for smaller jobs, the entire process can be finished in as little as 45 minutes. This means minimal disruption to municipal services during installation. The proper installation of polyurethane foam is crucial, so it lasts indefinitely. Quattro Contracting specializes in polyurethane foam injection for soil stabilization. Our expert in-house contractors and staff are certified and can complete the process efficiently to the highest standards.

Buildings and roadways are not the only structures that may require soil stabilization. Many construction companies also require soil stabilization services when constructing new overpasses, parking lots, and airfields. Polyurethane foam can be a great way to stabilize soil and ground and is available in various shapes and sizes. When used correctly, polyurethane foam can provide long-lasting stability and reduce the risk of any potential hazards. Contact the experts at Quattro Contracting to learn more about polyurethane foam injection and how it can stabilize the soil for your project. We will provide free quotes for all of our polyurethane foam injection services.