The Schökem process showcased at the Bauma trade fair this month offers a new way to economically produce soil cement.
Developed by Kemroc Spezialmaschinen GmbH of Germany, its main element is a 5m-long front-end attachment for medium-sized excavators.
This can simultaneously inject and mix a binder suspension with the soil to create a soil cement structure.
Kemroc says treated soil turns into a stable load bearing, impermeable structure after a few days of settling time.
Applications include transport route construction, immobilization of harmful substances and flood control.