Soil cement is a construction material made from of pulverized natural soil mixed with a small amount of portland cement and water, compacted to high density.
It is usually processed in a tumble.
Its hardness and durability material is due to hydration of the cement particles. It has good compressive and shear strength, but is brittle and has low tensile strength, so it is prone to forming cracks.
It is frequently used as a construction material for pipe bedding, slope protection, and road construction as a subbase layer.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 1964, "Soil-Cement: Its Use in Building," United Nations, E.64.IV.6, New York.
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