Soil Stabilization Products Company, Inc. (SSPCo) is entering its fourth decade of developing and delivering sustainable product technology for highway, transportation infrastructure, earthwork and environmental projects. Our pavement and stabilization products are in service for industrial and recreational applications as well as for city, county, state and federal agency roads and interstate freeway projects. In many cases SSPCo's innovative technology is lowering construction costs and reducing environmental impacts while outperforming the conventional products in materials engineering tests and field service. In a world with increasing demand on available financial and natural resources, doing more with less is a necessity.
The demand for stabilization is increasing by the day. Aggregate supplies are being exhausted. Haul distances are increasing along with diesel fuel costs. Heavy trucks rapidly deteriorate road service life. Long hauls are increasingly unacceptable to the public agencies responsible for road maintenance and the taxpayers who are subsidizing new development by bearing these costs. Deteriorating air quality in many metropolitan areas is forcing change, and this is already beginning to impact developers and contractors as they are forced to mitigate the impact of large construction projects on air quality. SSPCo’s product technology can save resources, improve road performance and dramatically lower construction costs while reducing wear on adjacent public road systems and reducing construction related air pollution. SSPCo has a proven answer. Advanced engineering and product technology can have beneficial impact on construction costs, service life and the environment.
As in past centuries, in the history of great scientific progress, it often takes a convergence of advancements in related areas of knowledge and technologies before true breakthroughs are recognized and widely implemented. SSPCo has continued to advance stabilization technology while the more refined laboratory, field monitoring and design methodology have systematically been introduced into the universe of highway and geotechnical engineering. The advancements in these related disciplines are essential to provide the logical basis for widespread implementation of breakthrough technology. The increasing acceptance of our stabilization technology demonstrates the fact that SSPCo offers a far more sophisticated product technology than the bulk application of cement and lime.
As former suppliers of aggregate and pavement materials, and as former general engineering contractors involved in road construction, SSPCo’s staff are conversant with the engineers who specify our products and the contractors who install. SSPCo’s industry background and technical support are key to the success of a product technology that is reliant upon construction processes that must be conducted according to rigorous engineering quality controls. The cost-savings and performance improvements made available by the advanced product technology are contingent upon more sophisticated installation methodology. Product and application technology go very much hand-in-hand.
Whether it’s a case of replacing aggregate base rock with more economical soil stabilization treatment, or treating both aggregate base and soil subgrade layers to extend the smoothness and service life of newly constructed sections of freeway, a track record of success has been established. Applied with appropriate engineering controls, the EMC SQUARED System is highly effective in improving the stability behavior of a broad spectrum of aggregate and soil materials for service applications in a wide variety of climatic conditions. The product technology is both user friendly and environmentally friendly. It has significant cost advantages over conventional cement and lime treatment. The economics are so favorable that it opens up a far wider world of opportunity for the cost-effective application of soil stabilization treatments.