Geotechnical

Solite® products are the professional engineers’ first choice for solutions for geotechnical problems

Solite® Geotechnical grade lightweight aggregates provide simple, straightforward solutions to geotechnical problems. Building a highway or a high-rise building, Solite® lightweight aggregates are the first choice of engineers when the soil conditions do not allow code-based design. Beyond bridges and buildings, you will find Solite® Geotechnical fill in earthworks like embankments, tunnels, dikes and levees, channels, reservoirs, and hazardous waste and sanitary landfills.

Other applications demanding the low bulk density of Solite® aggregates include load compensation, slope stability, bridge abutment fill, MSE wall backfill, buried pipe fill, tunnel bedding, underground storm-water management exfiltration vaults, and sinking slab rehabilitation. Coastal engineers specify Northeast Solite Geotechnical fill products for the construction of marine bulkhead fill, wharves, marinas, and jetties.

As the nation expands public-private partnerships to rebuild our infrastructure, building sustainable highways that last 100 years requires both engineered pavements and subgrades that stand the test of time and the elements.

Engineers familiar with our lightweight aggregate’s excellent performance have called for it to replace stone, gravel, or natural soil when reducing the surcharge of heavy materials or poorly drained soils.

Unique physical properties include:

  • High Degree of Compaction
  • High Angle of Internal Friction (>42°)
  • Permeable and Free Draining (>3cm/sec)
  • Low In-place Compacted Density (60 to 65 pcf)
  • Non-Corrosive (pH 7.0 ±)
  • Resistant to Chemical Degradation
  • Acid Insoluble
  • Chemically Inert
  • Durable (<5% loss after 300 cycles of Freezing and Thawing)

Unique physical properties allow:

  • Easy “all weather” Installation
  • Easy Compaction
  • Readily Availability
    • in bulk
    • by barge
    • by truck
    • by rail
  • Custom Gradations for Custom Solutions
  • Reliability

Northeast Solite Geotechnical Fill solutions have allowed Federal and State Governments, municipalities, and owners to complete their projects on time and save money doing so.