|As the autumn weather sets in it is timely to remain industry about the benefits of subgrade stabilisation. Whilst strength gains can be achieved, which can result in designers considering reducing subsequent base and sub-base level thicknesses in accordance with Austroads or local state design methods, one of the important benefits of stabilisation can be creating working platforms which are more resilient in all weather conditions.
Wet clay subgrades may also be dried out by incorporating quicklime into the pavement. The quicklime reacts, with an exothermic reaction, the moisture in the pavement drying out the pavement more quickly than other methods. AustStab ARRB accredited contractors will be able to describe the detailed process to asset owners or contract specifiers.
Information about subgrade stabilisation is included in the Guide which can be ordered here. For more information about the difference between quicklime and hydrated lime, click here.
Free Online information - Stabilisation
Since AustStab's incorporation in 1995, we have been providing sound technical information to the industry about pavement recycling and stabilisation.
The AustStab Council strongly supports the free access to information for Australian market via our website.
All of the information available on the website has been developed by AustStab members in collaboration with our industry partners. The information is constantly undergoing review.
Major Reviews for Specifications are currently being completed and will be updated on our website as they are completed.
AustStab Awards of Excellence 2016
According to Mario Andretti : Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelating pursuit of your goal, a commitement to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success that you seek. Let 2016 be the year that you showcase your motivation, determination and commitment to the pavement recycling and stabilisation industry.
The AustStab awards of Excellence will be open for nomination from 4 May 2016. Awards close on 15 June 2016. Don't leave it too late to start preparing.
For inspiration from previous year's award winners click here. We look forward to presenting these awards in July Sanctuary Cove Resort Hope Island at our annual Gala Dinner.