This is an update on a previous blog post about Bionic Soil that turns soil to stone. In this instance Bionic Soil is used on a road, but the same materials could turn an earthbag house into a stone house.
“A New Mexico company promised to deliver a pothole-proof, waterproof road to people in one of the most impassable communities in our region. 4 Investigates wanted to see if it held up. [KOB said their story about Bionic soil went viral last year.]
Bionic Soil is advertised to turn loose dirt into stone. KOB was the first to profile its manufacturer, Bionic Soil Solutions, in November 2014. The story generated interest from government agencies and companies worldwide.
The company, based in Santa Fe, tackled its first major project on Navajo Nation, which straddles the New Mexico and Arizona state line.
Travel has always been difficult there. Snow and rain routinely create several inches of sticky, slippery frustration in the form of mud year after year.
“When it gets wet, it’s impassable,” Council Delegate Benjamin Bennett said.
Last November, the Navajo decided to give Bionic Soil a try. It’s an environmentally-friendly liquid that accelerates Mother Nature’s natural lithification process.
The Navajo spent roughly $1 million on a six-mile stretch of traditionally one of their worst roads. They say regular asphalt would have cost roughly $12 million.
Twelve months later, the Bionic Soil road remains as compact and smooth as it was the day it was constructed.”
More at the source: KOB.com
Thanks to Paul for this tip.