Insights from the Experts

Flexible Packaging and Delivery Options

Flexible Packaging and Delivery Options

Purchasing the correct amount of material is just as important as selecting the correct product for your jobsite, which means having a variety of packaging and delivery options is key. With multiple shipping points across the United States and an expert logistics...

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Mintek’s Season of Giving

Mintek’s Season of Giving

Each holiday season, the team at Mintek Resources works together to support local charitable organizations through monetary and material donations. This year, we’d like to spotlight the 501(c)(3) partners local to our Dayton, OH headquarters and the missions they...

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Lime-based Products: Frequently Asked Questions

Lime-based Products: Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the selection criteria for the various lime products? a. Soil type: Quicklime, Calciment® LKD and Portland cement each have their place depending on the soil’s plasticity and clay content. Refer to our Chemical Stabilization Selection Guide to determine...

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Soil Testing for Construction

Soil Testing for Construction

What is Soil Testing? Soil testing is an essential part of pre-construction to determine the properties and characteristics of the soil at a construction site. A series of tests are used in conjunction with each other to help engineers and construction professionals...

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Chemical Uses in Soil Treatment

Chemical Uses in Soil Treatment

Soil treatment stands as a foundational practice in civil construction projects and environmental remediation endeavors. It involves the adjustment of soil properties to ensure suitability for specific applications. Whether you're a civil engineer tasked with...

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Dealing with Expansive Soils in Construction

Dealing with Expansive Soils in Construction

When it comes to construction projects, one of the most significant challenges that engineers and builders encounter is the presence of expansive soils. Expansive soils, also known as shrink-swell soils, have the ability to undergo significant volume changes with...

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Full Depth Reclamation: What It Is & Best Practices

Full Depth Reclamation: What It Is & Best Practices

What is Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)? Full depth reclamation, or FDR for short, is a pavement recycling technique that produces a stabilized base by beneficially reusing multiple layers and materials of an asphalt pavement. This technique saves time, money, materials...

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Coal Ash Pond Remediation

Coal Ash Pond Remediation

Coal Ash Pond EPA Regulation History After a catastrophic spill in December of 2008 that flooded over three hundred acres of land with coal combustion residuals (CCR), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed regulations regarding the...

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Road Construction Stabilization

Road Construction Stabilization

Roads are essential for transportation, connecting communities and facilitating economic growth. To ensure the longevity and performance of roadways, soil stabilization plays a crucial role. Soil stabilization improves the engineering properties of soil, making it...

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Sludge Drying Overview

Sludge Drying Overview

What are Some Common Difficulties Associated with Sludges? The term “sludge” generally refers to the residuals that remain after industrial and commercial processes, such as the treatment of biosolids, drinking water, and wastewater. In addition to potential...

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