Sureground System used on Haul Routes

The contractor has utilised the Sureground system as an alternative to stone on haul routes developed in the site.

The team at have worked in conjunction with Soil Science Ltd to identify a sustainable alternative that would eliminate the need to import large quantities of aggregate to the site and reduce the size of the storage area required.

The Sureground system stabilises the subsoil and increases the load bearing capacity of the ground. As a result of usage the benefits are that 11,000 tons of aggregate were designed out and no longer required, a 66% reduction in vehicular movements, elimination the use of geo-synthetics which would otherwise result in a large volume of plastic waste that cannot be recycled as well as a saving of installation time and CO2 emissions reduced by around 142 tonnes.

The system also has community benefits as working areas can be fully decommissioned with subsoil return to natural state in line with DEFRA PH and nutrient indices.

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Monitor Report. Balfour Beatty. Somerset. October 2020.

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