The Behavior of Poured Earth in Addition with two Stabilizers Using Soil Denominated Champayán from Altamira, Tamaulipas
Erick Zarazúa-Portes, Yolanda G. Aranda-Jiménez, María T. Sánchez-Medrano, Carlos A. Fuentes-Pérez

In the search for sustainable constructive procedures, it appears that poured earth is a mixture of floors with stabilizing elements that generate an acceptable resistance to compression, for the construction of load bearing walls, as part of a subsystem for buildings. It is possible to experiment with other stabilizers of natural origin such as lime or xanthan gum that could have similar or superior results in strength, but above all in cement reduction. Showing results obtained in terms of compressive strength of mixtures stabilized with xanthan gum, to reduce the amount of Portland cement and obtain similar results, as well as dosages with other stabilizers. Four models of three test pieces of 15 x 30 cm each were prepared separately by adding the corresponding stabilizer to the soil. In this study, the compressive strength of different types of mixtures for poured earth are determined, which differ from one another in one of the components used, investigating a problem of mechanical resistance to compression that has not been addressed before on poured earth, using xanthan gum and lime.

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