Stabilization of Black Cotton Soil Using Envirobase and Sodium Silicate with Lime

  • Sujit Ghule , Aditya Jadhav , Akshay Davkhare , Omkar Dafal , Sweta Patil


Black cotton soil is a major type of soil in India. It constitutes one third of total area in India. Largest share of this soil is found in states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. This soil is well known for their high swelling and high shrinking properties. It is due to the clay Montmorillonite. They have very high water-holding capacity. This type of soil properties can by stabilized by adding chemicals envirobase, sodium silicate, lime, etc. We experimented with chemicals in different proportions to study their effect on soil to find the best economical material to be used for stabilization