What is Renolit?
A: Renolit is an advanced cementitious polymer additive
to cement, invented by a German scientist. When
Renolit is combined with normal Portland cement
and in-situ soils, it uniforms a concrete-like structure
with the properties of flexibility and water permeability
properties. Engineering properties can be designed
by Lab-Testing for the standard criteria design
Q: How Renolit works?
A: Soil Cement - defines as material produced
by blending, compaction, and curing a mixture
of soil/aggregate, Portland cement, Renolit and
water to form a handle material with specific
engineering properties. While the Renolit additive
improved the bonding efficiency of the cement
to minimize the micro crack in the soil-cement
and modulus of elasticity create the properties
of flexibility, and water proof in the mixture.
Q: Can Renolit be
used without cement?
A: No, Renolit has to be used with cement. It
is invented to enhance the bonding of cement treated
soil. Renolit is mixed to soil with measured amount
of Portland cement and water, compacted to a high
density. When the cement hydrates, it uniforms
a strong, durable slab-like material base. Shrinkage
cracking occurring by nature of soil-cement is
solved. At this point, Renolit appears to better
control cracks and water penetration into those
cracks. The pavement and the road base will be
Q: What will be the
properties of the road base using Renolit?
A: Renolit road base forms to be slab-like concrete
with more compressive flexural strength, water
permeability resistance, resistant against cracks,
and lower shrinkage than normal roads. Therefore,
Renolit road base has a longer life and less maintenance
Q: Can Renolit be
applied to all types of soils?
A: All types of soils can be used exception organic
soils. Granular soils are preferred in terms of
easily pulverizing and mixing as a result it is
more economically. The different types of soils
need the different amount of Renolit mixture.
Q: What is the percent
age of Renolit and cement required in the mix
A: Renolit and Cement requirement varies according
to types of soils. Cement content ranges from
4 to 16 percent by weight of soil. Whiles Renolit
is 5 -10 percent by weight of cement. Generally,
as the clayey soil increases the quantity of Renolit
and cement is increased.
Q: What type of cement
A: For most applications, Type I or Type II Portland
cement conforming to ASTM C 150.
Q: Does Renolit base
need the pavement?
A: Yes, if the fine soil aggregate is used. However
specific granular size can be used for non-pavement