Runways & Taxiways

Soil Stabilization for Airfields and Other Purposes

MODIFIED MACRO MOLECULAR BINDER (3MB) provides the design engineer and installer a “value added” engineered solution to help optimize the structural strength, improve durability and decrease the potential for blowing sands, structural capacity of soils around runways and taxiways, erosion control and other related failures. The “value add” is the function of stabilizing the indigenous soils present at the job site, thus helping to eliminate the need to transport “an engineered design mix” of aggregates for those purposes. The cost savings are obvious, in both labor and equipment costs.

 

RUNWAYS AND TAXIWAYS

The primary purpose of a runway or taxiway is to establish a structurally sound pavement or platform to support the weight and total mass of the repeated impacts related to landings, weight of loaded aircraft, and the instance of emergency landings per the American Concrete Institute. 3MB when mixed in the proper concentrations adds considerable strength to the soils supporting the Base, Sub-Grade and Runway/Taxiways.

 

SURROUNDING CLEAR AREAS

Another application for 3MB is for use in increasing soil structural capacity for planes running off the runway, as well as blowing sands and stabilization required from deforestation to minimize Bird Air Strike Hazards (“BASH”). By blending the indigenous soils with the prescribed quantities of 3MB, the entire zone becomes more stabilized against any possible erosion.

 

RUNWAY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

By the engineer specifying the use of 3MB for the base, sub-grade and pavements, loading can be minimized and with an accompanying increase in soil bearing capacity.

 

BUILDING SLABS and DRIVEWAYS

The use of 3MB to address unstable or expansive soil conditions for building slab substrates, as well as, driveways and patio areas provides the most cost effective approach for a durable substrate and quality load bearing utility surface.

 

BUILDING SLABS and DRIVEWAYS

CONCLUSION: The use of 3MB provides the design engineer and installation contractor with an integrated solution of distinct advantages for Airfield Pavements and Clear Zone Areas.

building slabs and runway paving solutions