Construction Stabilisation

Stabilisation can be carried out by two methods

  1. In situ stabilisation
  2. Stationary or pugmill type stabilisation


The equipment required depends on the size of the project.  It is important that fit for purpose equipment is used as the quality of the final product is greatly dependent on

  1. Accurate binder addition
  2. Optimum water content
  3. Complete mixing of binder
  4. Full depth compaction

Publication List The following publications give useful information in stabilisation construction.

A Review of Patching as a Pavement Maintenance Tool
Construction Tips
Traffic Estimates
Recognition of environmental and social advantages of using stabilisation in road rehabilitation
Stabilisation patch width
Update on Lime Stabilisation 1997
Stabilisation practices in Australia 2004
Tip to cleaning vehicles driven over lime and cement during road stabilisation construction ( webpage)
Pavement detailing for foamed bitumen works 2005
Achieving density in stabilised material using static compaction
Fatigue properties of bitumen/lime stabilised materials ‘Dec 2000
Foamed Bitumen Stabilisation
Fatigue properties of bitumen/lime stabilised materials ‘Nov 2000
Fatigue properties of bitumen/lime stabilised materials – Summary ‘Jan 2001
Ancillary information  – fatigue properties of bitumen/lime stabilised ‘July 2001
Fatigue properties of bitumen/lime stabilised materials ‘Sep 2000
Techniques to use on roads affected by salinity
Local government Salinity Management Handbook
Oxford Street, Epping – Pavement rehabilitation using foamed bitumen stabilisation 2004
Evaluation of stabilised marginal pavement materials using established and newly developed cementitious binders 2001
Insitu Granular Stabilisation of Local Government Roads, Mar 2006
Foamed bitumen stabilisation 1999
Practical measures within road reserves to avoid development of catchment salinity problems
A reassessment of the use of ligno sulphonate as an additive for unsealed roads 2001
The steam cloud emanating from slaking of quicklime
The Development of Deep Lift Insitu Recycling using Slow Setting Additives within the Bega District 1994
Detailed investigation of the performance of GB Cements in pavement stabilisation works stabilisation 2003
A new approach to determining working time for road stabilisation for all binder types 2006
A new approach to laboratory testing of stabilised materials 2006
The incorporation of dust palliatives as a maintenance option in unsealed road management systems 2001
Construction report for the insitu stabilisation of unsealed road trials using lime, cementitious & polymers binders
Layered elastic analysis of Stabilised Pavements
The Australian Experience!  1998
Lime Stabilisation Practice
Two-pass mixing
Australian Binders Used for Road Stabilisation
Skidsteer stabilisers
Verification of Binder Spread Rate
AustStab Tech Notes – Lime stabilisation PracticeNo. 1F, Jan 2008
Site investigations
Insitu Stabilisation of Local Government Roads using Insoluble Dry Powdered Polymers
Salinity and rising water tables — risks for road assets
Maintaining the road infrastructure in saline prone areas
Control Of Reflective Cracking 1993
Laboratory Investigation report for the insitu stabilisation of unsealed road trials using lime, cementitious & polymers binders
Cementitious Binder Options 1997
Verification of Application Rate
The importance of stabilisation techniques for pavement construction 2006
Deep Lift Insitu Stabilisation – Construction Phase 1994
Construction Issues: Getting it right first time 1998
Plant-mix Stabilisation of Main Roads with Bituminous Binders, 2006
The development of a research protocol and fit-for-purpose certification for road additives 2003
Stretching the road dollar with granular stabilisation
Foamed bitumen stabilisation No. 2, Oct 02
Characterisation of foam bitumen stabilised pavement 2000
Australian experience on subgrade stabilisation and pavement recycling 2001
Patching Techniques – A review from Australia 2004
Stabilisation using dry powdered polymers
Do Dry Powdered Polymers Work? 2004
Bitumen Stabilisation – An Australian Perspective, 2004
Chemicals used in Australia 2004
Austroads Construction Best Practice Guide 2004
Patching of Pavements by Stabilisation using Skidsteer Equipment 2003
Techniques to use on roads affected by salinity 2005
Performance and Design of Insitu Stabilised Local Government Roads  1998
Design of foamed bitumen layers for roads 2005
Selection of Additives for Stabilisation and Recycling of Road Pavement 1994
Long-Term Performance Of Local Government Road Pavements Recycled By Cement Stabilisation 1991
Model Specification for supply of lime stone for acid sulphate sites
Profilers versus stabiliser
Opportunities for improved unsealed road asset management with chemical stabilisation 2001
Insitu Stabilisation of Main Roads with Bituminous Binders, 2006
Insitu Stabilisation of Local Government Roads with Cementitious Binders including Lime, 2006
Insitu stabilisation of subgrade materials using lime for main roads , 2006
Polymer stabilisation of clayey gravels 2001
Insitu Stabilisation of subgrades and pavement materials using lime for Local Government Roads , 2006
Insitu Stabilisation in Local Government 1996
Lime stabilisation practice\AustStab Tech Notes 1E, June 2008
Foamed bitumen stabilisation – The Queensland experience 2001
Stabilisation using dry powdered polymers, No. 3, Dec 2003
Construction Tip – Pavement crossblending prior to stabilisation Interim Version no. 8, April 2005