The condition of the soil on your property is a major factor for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, if your soil is loose or otherwise unstable, it could create serious problems. To this end, soil grouting can be an effective way of stabilizing the soil so that the worst of these issues can be avoided.
What Does Soil Grouting Do?
Soil grouting is effective at stabilizing the soil as it will involve the injection of a special material into the ground. This material will bond to the soil and harden. As it hardens, it will help to reinforce and stabilize the soil. This will make it possible to build no the soil or limit the amount of erosion that may be occurring. Depending on the severity of the issue, there may be a need to do multiple sessions of grouting injections to achieve the desired results.
How Is Soil Grouting Done?
Individuals will often assume that soil grouting is only done along the surface of the soil. This can be an easy assumption to make, but it is not accurate. It is possible for the contractor to use a specially designed tube that can be inserted into the soil. This tube will release the grouting agent into the soil at the desired depth.
In addition to allowing the grouting agent to be applied deep below the surface, this will also prevent the need for there to be major excavation work done to the property. Furthermore, the injection punctures created during this process will be filled to limit their ability to contribute to erosion issues or drainage problems for the property.
Will Soil Grouting Impact Your Landscaping?
Some homeowners may have concerns about using soil grouting services due to fears that it will have a negative impact on their ability to grow lush lawns and other plants. This concern is based on the idea that the roots of these plants will be unable to penetrate the soil that was exposed to the grouting agent. While it is true that many plants may not have roots that can penetrate the soil that has been stabilized.
It is possible to inject the grouting agent deep enough into the soil to allow the roots of your plants to be able to grow freely. This will require having a basic understanding of the types of root networks your plants will develop so that you can inform the contractor as to the depth needed. While this may take some time for you to research, it can be worth it for being about to enjoy the benefits of stabilized soil and healthy landscaping.