EarthZyme

EarthZyme® is a long term soil stabilization solution that is environmentally-friendly and non-toxic to roadside vegetation. When used on unpaved roads, EarthZyme’s unique formula results in an increased and lasting compaction of clay-based soils that can substantially decrease road maintenance costs. Treated soils exhibit excellent improvements in CBR values, reduced permeability and, therefore, a more durable road surface during wet weather.

EarthZyme® is not a binder – it acts on the clay component already in the road material. Comprising of a combination of enzymes, electrolytes and surfactants, it works by releasing water from the soil, enabling it to be compacted to a denser form, and it then manipulates the clay to bind it together permanently, increasing its strength and density. By using the insitu clay-based material, significant cost savings are achieved by cutting back on expensive material costs such as aggregates and gravel.

Benefits of EarthZyme® Soil Stabilization

  • Unique multi-enzyme product: developed to aid the workability, mixability, binding and compaction of clay based materials
  • All natural and bio-degradable in 28 days
  • Cost-Effective method for improving material strength and durability
  • Easy Application through standard water spraying equipment
  • Induces cationic action which binds dust particles together to help reduce road dust emissions

The use of EarthZyme road stabilizer will allow for the use of marginal soil materials, thereby reducing the standard reliance on expensive aggregates and gravels. Once applied correctly, the EarthZyme soil stabilization product will result in a road material with lower permeability due to increased density, which in turn results in a harder, more durable road in both dry and wet weather.

EarthZyme is bio-degradable and derives its efficacy on the clay-based fraction of the soil. After applying EarthZyme, the clay particles present in the soil are no longer attracted to water, allowing for any water in the soil to drain away freely. This results in the clay/soil particles settling closer together and producing lasting soil stabilization. Unlike typical road stabilization products, EarthZyme uses the clay in the soil as a binder – not the product itself. Other soil stabilization products glue the soil together; once that glue is gone, so are the results. Since EarthZyme uses the clay in the soil as a binder, it provides for lasting soil stabilization.

EarthZyme is produced in a highly-concentrated liquid form and is applied using standard equipment and techniques. Once applied, EarthZyme will reduce the tendency for a road to exhibit a number of common maintenance problems such as wash-boarding, rutting, heaving, potholing and dust. The product is super-concentrated, therefore making the product cost-negligible per kilometre or mile of road treated, as compared to alternative products or standard maintenance costs of un-stabilized roads. EarthZyme is used primarily to stabilize the base or running surface of an unsealed road, but can also be used as a soil stabilizer under pavement of any kind, and for stabilization of subgrades, etc.

FAQ

EarthZyme is a non-toxic soil stabilizer, created by Cypher Environmental, designed to work on clay based soils. EarthZyme works specifically to stabilize high clay content soils, which would normally be marginal in terms of their engineering properties. The product allows for the use of these types of in-situ materials providing substantial cost savings over traditional material costs for road building, such as aggregate. Additionally, long term maintenance reductions can be achieved, further reducing costs. The main goal of the product is to improve the engineering properties of the road / soil, such as increasing the density and CBR value (California Bearing Ratio), and in turn reducing the permeability and swell, producing a road that performs much better in wet weather and during spring break up. Although the main goal is stabilization, we also see reduced dust on roads treated with EarthZyme due to the increased bonding characteristics and density of the clay platelets.

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