What is LithTec™?
LithTec™ is a combination of high performance, premium components with traditional cementitious elements. When mixed with native soils and recycled roadway material, LithTec™ creates unprecedented strength and resiliency in road foundations.
What is the typical dosage of LithTec™ in a road base?
Since we are a custom solution, every dosage is project dependent. Our average dosage for a treated road base is about 3%, typically half the dosage of a Cement Treated Base (CTB) which are usually 5%-6% or higher. Half the dosage means half the amount of product to be transported, resulting in significantly reduced CO2 emissions.
Is LithTec™ safe for the environment?
LithTec™ is environmentally friendly, meaning, it is composed of naturally occurring compounds and minerals. Our product does not leach any harmful chemicals into the surrounding environment. This is a major part of our Uranium capping application as LithTec™ remains bound, preventing any treated materials from leaching. LithTec™passed U.S. EPA TCLP and SPLP tests – Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure Test 1311 & 1312.
How long does it take for a LithTec™ base to cure?
With LithTec™, “Accelerated Lithification” takes between 24-48 hours.
Does LithTec™ work for new construction?
Yes, LithTec™ is a great option for new construction. Depending on the mix design and performance requirements, we can create a reduced pavement design, requiring less import of base material and surface courses. We work well with new materials, as well as recycled materials.
How is LithTec™ applied?
The application process for LithTec™ is practically identical to the practices already in place in road construction. LithTec™ is applied using a pneumatic spreader truck at a rate predetermined by engineers. It is then brought to optimum moisture content using a metered water truck. We achieve our specified density using a sheep’s foot or pad foot compactor. The base is then rolled and graded to the desired shape.