is a vital chemical used in building this infrastructure. From the addition of lime to control expansive clays in highway and airport construction to special hydrated dolomitic limes
for increased masonry bond strength in buildings, lime has met this challenge and will continue to do so.
- Road and Highways:
In hot mix asphalt applications, hydrated lime
added to the aggregate/asphalt mixture provides important resistance to moisture sensitivity and imparts superior anti-stripping benefits.
In masonry applications, architects, lime in mortar for superior bond strength, board life, water
resistance, and overall economy.
For building, pavement, and highway systems, clay-bearing soils usually don't possess the necessary properties to meet construction specifications as an engineered material. When mixed with lime, their expansive nature is markedly reduced or eliminated and definitive engineering properties are defined.