Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS LITHIFICATION?
Lithification is Mother Nature’s complex process involving naturally occurring chemicals, minerals, heat, moisture, pressure and cementation that combine to form complex aluminosilicates and gradually turns soil to rock over many years.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Lithified Technologies US’ "Accelerated Lithification" allows the surface to be installed in 24 hours after compaction, with load bearing capacities in 24 hours!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Lithified Technologies US’ Accelerated Lithification process takes lessons learned from Mother Nature’s lithification process and uses an eco-friendly trade secret technology, LithTec™, composed in part of naturally occurring chemicals to form the aluminosilicates necessary for cementation, and in combination with moisture and pressure (compaction), it turns your reclaimed road materials into a foundation of Nature’s Concrete™ with load bearing capacities in 24 hours!
WHY IS IT BETTER?
LithTec™, as Nature’s Concrete™, is many times stronger at the same dosages than any variation of traditional cement, including Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana Cement, and cement products with admixtures. And, just as cement is one component in concrete, and concrete is not cement, cement is in LithTec™, but LithTec™ is not cement and is far from it. However, a similarity to Portland Cement used in soil for stabilization, is that LithTec™ can produce very high strength numbers (albeit at much lower dosages than the cement).
In short, LithTec™ is the Foundation for Value Engineered Roads
LithTec’s™ unique combination of strength, elasticity and non-dispersive properties in your road’s foundation allows more of the structural credit to go to the road base. With LithTec™ in the foundation, your roads can now be value engineered to reduce the more expensive asphalt or concrete used in the surface, lowering your overall road cost while producing a better, longer lasting road. For failing asphalt or gravel roads, a LithTec™ foundation with a low-cost chip seal surface provides you a safe, all-weather, asphalt quality ride road for a fraction of the cost of asphalt.
DOES IT HURT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Lithified Technologies US LithTec™ has passed Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP) EPA Method 1312 confirming that it does not have any harmful chemicals that leach into the environment.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
In most cases, we recycle your existing road, including the asphalt or flex base (gravel) surface, with our environmentally friendly Lithified Technologies US LithTec™ Technology.