BASE ROAD

Cement Holcim MH Type

Holcim Base Road is a cement of moderate heat of hydration

Holcim Base Road is a cement of moderate heat of hydration, developed especially to generate the suitable resistances that allow to improve and stabilize soils through the use of the material available in-site, to reduce the costs of construction, to conserve the environment and to improve the quality and durability of the roads.

Description and characteristics

The historical use of cementitious materials in the construction of foundations and stabilization of all types of soils of the pavement structures is very broad, denoting the multiple advantages of its mechanical properties and Holcim Base Road responds to the needs of the national industry, as an ally in the competitive construction of roads at an economical and environmentally-friendly cost with greater resistance to adverse weather conditions.
Holcim Base Road responds to the needs of the national industry, as an ally in the competitive construction of roads at an economical and environmentally-friendly

Advantage

  • Greater durability due to the fact that the outcome is pavement structures with superior support capacity and resistant to atmospheric agents compared with other paving materials of similar or higher cost.
  • The stabilized bases reduce the risk of pumping of fine elements in the roads.
  • Its application generates little inconvenience to traffic due to its reduced execution time, approximately 500 linear meters per day.
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General recommendations in Holcim Base Vial mixtures.

General recommendations in Holcim Base Vial mixtures.
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Quality

It’s important to perform quality control to ensure compliance with the specifications of the project and the good behavior of the final product in service conditions.

Likewise, field controls of the actual content of the product mixed in place, through the real quantification and effectiveness of the distribution equipment. In the case of mixing in the central plant, this control is limited to a correct and opportune calibration program for scales and feeders.

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Applications of the product

Most of the soils that exist in the country can be improved or stabilized with the use of Holcim Base Road, with the exception of soils that are excessively plastic, organic or with high salt contents that can affect cement’s performance.

Holcim’s Expert recommends

  • Characterize and classify the soil to stabilize or improve and determine its granulometry.
  • Estimate the initial content of Holcim Base Road according to the recommendations indicated in the type of soil and estimate said content, based on the maximum dry volumetric weight (maximum density) of the soil without the product.
  • Perform tests to determine the maximum dry weight (maximum density) and optimum moisture of the Holcim Base Road mixture.
  • Characterize the already stabilized and improved soil by verifying compliance with established parameters for use in the different layers of the pavement structures.