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WATER APPLICATION GUIDE

NUTRA-BOND-PLUS / Water Application Guidelines

Example field calculation for 8cm lift

Water to be added to reach optimum moisture compaction


Volume 8 cm x 8 Meters x = 640 Cubic Meters
Material Weight 640 cu Meters x 1,600 Kg/Cu M = 1,024,000 Kg/liters
Additional water needed to achieve optimum moisture (8% moisture x 1,024,000 liters) = 81,920 liters water
Safety factor (avoids excess water) 70% x 81,920 l = 57,344 liters water
Nutra-Bond (1 liter treats 33 cu M of soil)
Liters required =19 liters Nutra-Bond
640 cu M road base material divided by 33 cu M
Nutra-Bond dilution rate this example only (DRY CONDITIONS)= 3,080:1 Nutra-Bond

NUTRA-BOND-PLUS Dilution Table water to be added


Water

1%

2%

3%

4%

5%

6%

7%

8%

9%

10%

Water / liter / Nutra-Bond

 

528

 

1056

 

1584

 

2112

 

2640

 

3168

 

3696

 

4224

 

4752

 

5280

70%

safety rule

 

370

 

739

 

1109

 

1478

 

1848

 

2218

 

2587

 

2957

 

3326

 

3696


PROCEDURE


  1. Determine (estimate) water to be added to soil, then determine capacity of water truck and add NUTRA-BOND-PLUS according to dilution rate calculation (estimate water slightly below amount needed).
  2. Apply water and NUTRA-BOND-PLUS to base material, wetting surfaces evenly.
  3. Blend and mix NUTRA-BOND-PLUS and water into soil with grader blade or recycler. Several passes may be required using a blade.
  4. Observe if road base material has enough moisture for compaction. (A hand sample should make a firm ball.)
  5. If more moisture is needed, add plain water and re-blend.
  6. Compact material to maximum density, usually 5 to 8 passes.
  7. Repeat step 6 for the top lift (layer).
  8. If first lift surface is too dry, dampen with a small amount of water, before the 2nd lift is extended across the road and compacted.