What are the benefits of Soilbond compared with cement stabilisation?

Soilbond is a resin based (pine tree) product that binds to the Granitic Sand.

Soilbond causes the development of interparticle bonds in granular materials, endowing the stabilised material with tensile strength and high elastic modulus. The stiffness and tensile strength is improved slightly with negligible cracking (not as stiff as cement) and is not subject to shrinkage and cracking.

The use of Soilbond will achieve good long-term performance of bound materials.

ON THE OTHER HAND, CEMENT Stabilisation has issues as follows:

Cracking:  Cracking has been seen as a problem with cement stabilised pavements. Such as shrinkage cracking from hydration and drying, and  fatigue cracking. Cementitious materials sometimes exhibit a regular pattern of widely-spaced cracks (0.5 m to 7.0 m) caused primarily by the combination of high tensile strength, drying shrinkage and sub-grade constraint.

 

Will this product be effective for crushed limestone or quartzite sandstone fines/screenings?

Yes but important to be aware of the Plasticity index (over 1) of the materials. Clay Pro should be added if clay content is too low.

Soilbond is an ideal product to use with Granitic Sand or similar materials. Also can be used with crushed Rock etc.

 

From my understanding, 2 L of Soilbond should be applied to 1 m2 at 50 mm thickness.  Council’s standard detail for path thickness is 100 mm, thus 4 L of Soilbond must be applied to 1m2.  For example, what would be the $/m2 rate for a path 3500 m2 x 100 mm thick? (14,000 L?)

Calculation for qty of Soilbond required is m3 covert to Tonnes (m3 * 1.667) 2% minimum

For example:

3,500 m2 (un-compacted)

0.1 mm Depth

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350 m3

1.3333 Compaction Factor

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465 m3

1.6666 Density

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776 Tonnes

2.0% Soilbond Rate

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15,520 L of Soilbond Product

Refer to up to date Soilbond Price List or contact for a quote.

 

Will this product assist in withstanding wear from pedestrians, cyclists and mountain bikers?  Also, possible stormwater runoff?

 Definitely. Please refer to our website for projects that Soilbond has be used.

Tan track- Melbourne Botanic Gardens- The tan track is used by Cyclists, joggers , pedestrians & light vehicles.

 BMX clubs also use Soilbond.

 

What is the lifespan of the product, and what if any maintenance must be conducted?

Soilbond has been in used on the Melbourne Tan Track & City of Sydney Victoria Park Gates since 2008 and the condition of the site is still fit for purpose.

Maintenance is easy. The area needs to be scarified & Soilbond mixed in to depth of 50 mm, leveled & compacted.

 

How does this product compare with similar products on the market?

There are no non chemical based products available to our knowledge.

 

What project in South Australia has Soilbond been used?  Do you have a distributor here?

City of Adelaide & Several Schools & Councils have used our Product. Usually a tender for civil works is issued and the Landscape Coy will carry out the part of the Works requiring stabilsed Granitic sand paths, tracks etc.