ASTM WK40864

    New Guide for Laboratory Testing Procedures for Mix Design of Lime Stabilized Soil

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    1. Scope

    Provide steps for selection of soils, appropriate tests and procedures to follow for designing lime stabilized soils.

    Lime is often added to fine grained soils to improve their engineering properties. Several different procedures exist to select the appropriate quantity of lime to add to the soil, as well as to test the performance changes that occur. Guidance documents exist but they are neither consistent nor broadly distributed. This guide will clarify best practices as well as potential outcomes for designing lime stabilized in the laboratory.


    quicklime; hydrated lime; clay soils; soil stabilization

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Dale Andrews

    Draft Under Development