Hydraulically-bound Mixtures for Pavements

Publisher:MPA The Concrete Centre

This guide covers the stabilisation of naturally occurring soils or other materials to improve their mechanical properties and performance for use as capping layers, subbases and bases. To be in line with European standards and Highways Agency documents, the guide covers treatment with cement and the full range of hydraulic combinations based on fly ash, granulated blastfurnace slag, gypsum and lime. The resulting materials are known as hydraulically-bound mixtures (HBM). This guide covers the performance, behaviour, materials, mixture design, construction and control testing of hydraulically bound pavements and as such will be of use to civil engineering designers, specifiers and contractors.