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Holcim Base Vial

A special cement used to improve and stabilize soils for sustainable road construction

July 2021
Gallery Holcim Base Vial 1
Gallery Holcim Base Vial 1


Holcim Base Vial modifies the characteristics of the soils and the granular bases (new or existing) by incorporating cement and water, improving its mechanical properties as the cement hydrates. Using Holcim Base Vial implies an increase in the rigidity and mechanical resistance of the granular material. Consequently, it allows them to be more resistant to the permanent deformation that trucks induce to the pavement structure. These mechanical advantages translate into a considerable structural contribution that allows the thickness of the pavement structure to be reduced without affecting its structural capacity. From an environmental point of view, the implementation of Holcim Base Vial represents a great advantage because it decreases the need to search and exploit sources of very high-quality aggregates due to the improvement of the mechanical properties of the site soils.

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Label Date July 12, 2021
By Holcim
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
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The environmental benefits

  • 30% reduction in thickness of layers of the pavement
  • Equipment use reduced by 90%, construction efficiency increase of up to 500 meters per day
  • Reuse of 90-100% of the site's soil, preserving abiotic resources from quarries
  • 54% reduction in CO2 emissions
  • 70% less fossil fuel consumption

The Financial benefits

  • Roads stabilized with Base Vial are 25% cheaper than roads built with traditional methods
  • Savings of 25,000 USD / year in road maintenance
  • Saving of 8.8 USD / m2 for 30% reduction of pavement structure

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South america


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Headquarters 6300 Zug, Switzerland
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