Stabilization of Clayey Soils by Using the Organic Waste-Material

Yarbaşı N. , Kalkan E.

International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications, vol.9, no.11, pp.129-132, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-132


Soil stabilization known as the process of improving the engineering properties of soils is a method applied when the engineering properties of soil are not suitable for purpose. There are several methods of soil stabilization that could be implemented to improve the physical characteristics of the soil. In this study, the pine tree sawdust as an organic material was used as additive material for stabilization of clayey soils and the influence of pine tree sawdust on the geotechnical properties of clayey soil was investigated in terms of strength behaviors. The pine tree sawdust is an organic waste resulting from the mechanical milling or processing of timber (wood) into various standard shapes and usable sizes. The strength properties of the clayey soil when blended with pine tree sawdust indicates that the pine tree sawdust is a good stabilization material for this problematic soil. As a result, it is concluded that the pine tree sawdust material as an organic material can be successfully used for the reinforce of clayey soils in the geotechnical applications.