Soil Drying/Modification (sometimes referred to as “mud drying” or soil conditioning), while commonly confused with Soil Stabilization, is a completely unique process.
Although some stabilization inherently occurs in Soil Modification. The distinction between the two is that Soil Modification is merely a means to reduce the moisture content of a soil to expedite construction. Alternatively, Soil Stabilization can substantially increase the shear strength of a material such that it can be incorporated into the project´s structural design. The determining factors associated with Soil Modification versus Soil Stabilization may be the existing moisture content, the end use of the soil structure, and ultimately the cost benefits provided.