Abstract: This paper examined the basic engineering and geotechnical properties of poor
subgrade soils using woven geotextile to stabilize it and to also deal with the problem with lime
under soaked conditions, it is intended at increasing the strength and mechanical properties of
the soil even in extreme conditions. This is considered to be of great importance in civil
engineering works as road structures need to be catered for during rainy season. Subgrade
soils, its properties like plasticity and strength are essential to the design of pavement
structures and any road construction. Experiments were carried out to investigate the
application of woven geotextile on lime stabilized lateritic soils under soaked conditions.
Geotechnical test were carried out to determine particle size analysis, atterberg, compaction
and California bearing ratio test. CBR test were carried out by placing the geotextile at
varying depths under soaked conditions to determine the bearing capacity of the soil. The
result shows that the strength of lateritic soil is visibly increased by introducing geotextiles at
different layers in the soil. It is found that geotextile placed at 3/5 the distance from the base
showed higher CBR value by comparison the control result. The strength of the laterites was
considerably increased. It has low maintenance, corrosion resistance, no threat to human
health and increases the service life of road pavement. Geotextiles should be considered when
dealing with the problems with lime and as a modernized form of improving road construction
on poor laterites under soaked conditions.
Keywords: Stabilization, Geotextile, Lime, Laterite, soaked.
Akerele, D (2019). Dealing With Problems with Lime Stabilization Using Woven Geotextile under Soaked Conditions. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/dealing-with-problems-with-lime-stabilization-using-woven-geotextile-under-soaked-conditions
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Damilare, Akerele. "Dealing With Problems with Lime Stabilization Using Woven Geotextile under Soaked Conditions" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed May 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/dealing-with-problems-with-lime-stabilization-using-woven-geotextile-under-soaked-conditions