LithTec™ is a High-Performance combination of proprietary premium components with traditional cementitious elements that when mixed in road base materials create unprecedented load bearing capacity and water resistance in road foundations.
A LithTec™ treated base achieves the same strength as asphalt for 80% less, enabling the structural credits in the road design to be transferred into the base. Since every inch of LithTec™ treated base is equal to 1” of asphalt, the asphalt surface can then be reduced by as much as 67%, saving the entire project between 25% and 50%. Alternatively, as chip seal surface on top of a LithTec™ treated base is equivalent to chip seal on top of asphalt, which will provide asphalt performance for 75% less cost than asphalt.
LithTec™ formulations are customized for every project and material to ensure maximum performance and longevity of your road. All Geotechnical testing in the lab and field installations are included in every project.
Turn gravel roads into an all-weather, long lasting, low maintenance road or rebuild failing asphalt roads through the Full Depth Lithification (FDL) recycle in place process to provide the “long term solution” rather than “mill and fill or mill and overlay” process that is a very short term solution. Whatever is happening in the road’s foundation is what caused the road to fail. LithTec™ increases the strength of untreated base course from 25,000 psi modulus to 500,000 psi in modulus to provide the long-term solution.
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Exterior Surfacing Products, Services, and Paving Solutions
Region 4 ESC - TX
Contract Number: R220901
May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2025
Option to renew for two (2) additional one-year periods through April 30, 2027
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Lithification is Mother Nature’s complex process involving naturally occurring minerals combined with heat, moisture, pressure and time that gradually turn soil to rock over thousands of years. Lithified Technologies’ “Accelerated Lithification” technology uses the same naturally occurring minerals along with accelerators and an eco-friendly trade secret technology formulation that turns your road materials into Nature’s Concrete™ in 24 hours!
LithTec™, is not a “soil stabilizer” as the word implies it is trying to stabilize the soil by making it sticky with tree products such as lignin or tree sap or trying to glue the soil together with polymers. LithTec™ forms new aluminum and silica chains at the molecular level, which transforms the soil into a rock hard water resistant road foundation.
LithTec™ provides the unique combination of strength, ductility. Lift tech achieves the strength of cement at half the dosage and provides much higher ductility, so it does not have the brittleness and cracking that occurs with soil cement.
Is LithTec™ a Soil Stabilizer? Learn the differences between Lithification and Soil Stabilization in this article. Click to download.
Curious to learn more? Watch the video below.
Traditional road designs have a cap on the structural credits that can be derived from the base course layer, which typically will have 25,000 psi modulus, as measured by resilient modulus. Depending on the amount of traffic and the wait loads anticipated on that road will determine the thickness of the asphalt where the balance of the structural credits are in the road design. The asphalt layer is the most expensive component road construction, and those costs have gone up dramatically since 2020 with the increased cost of oil and gas.
A LithTec™ treated base can achieve the same strength as asphalt for $.20 on the dollar, saving 80% in achieving the required strength. In addition, the asphalt thickness can be reduced to 2 inches, achieving additional savings.
LithTec™ can be installed at three different scenarios involving road construction or reconstruction. The first opportunity occurs in new construction, when the treated base course achieves 500,000 psi modulus rather than 25,000 psi modulus which is found in high-quality base course. Building a road with this kind of loadbearing capacity and resistance to water from the beginning will result in a long lasting road with minimum future maintenance. All roads require maintenance however if it can be contained to the surface layer and you never have to rebuild the road’s foundation, (which is the most expensive form of reconstruction), this is referred to as a “Perpetual Road” which is the goal of all DOTs these days.
Lithified Technologies offers exterior surfacing products and paving solutions to participating agencies of OMNIA Partners. To view more information about Lithified Technologies' products and offerings, click the additional resources below to download.
Installation and Performance Specs Article
Engineer's Strength Comparison Sheet
LithTec Advantage Flyer
Accelerated Lithification Summary
Freeze-Thaw Case Study
In this video, hear how road professionals describe their LithTec™ Road Solution experience with Lithified Technologies.
Watch this video to discover how LithTec™ Roads installed in 2018 are still in great condition 4 years later and held up in freezing weather conditions.
Imagine if all road base foundations were strong enough to ward off how water adversely affects roads. Watch this video to learn what happens to untreated base material and the effects it can have.
LithTec™ is an eco-friendly trade secret technology that accelerates the lithification process from years to turning soil to stone in 24-72 hours. See how this California road construction company reaped the benefits of utilizing LithTec™ on their roads.
Check out this case study to learn how San Juan County in Utah saved $1 million per mile with LithTec™.
Discover how road construction can be a cost effective solution for your agency in this video. Click to watch.
Every LithTec™ project starts with testing of the existing road base material and customization of the LithTec™ formulation to achieve optimum performance in that material.
- Signing a lab testing authorization form, LTA to begin the testing process.
- Geotech’s are sent to the project to gather multiple 5-gallon buckets of samples along the roadway.
- A battery of eight different tests are performed in a minimum of two cross sections, 16 tests in total. During this process the formulation is determined, the dosage, optimum moisture content 0MC and the performance of the material is determined before and after treatment.
- Upon completion of the test results a phone conference is scheduled to discuss the test results and a proposal will be provided showing the exact cost for the product including shipping and geotechnical on site quality control and quality assurance.
- Should you decide to move forward with the project the scheduling of the installation is discussed and the LithTec™ product is ordered from the blending facilities and will be shipped to the jobsite at the time of installation.
- Lithified Technologies will coordinate the installation with the contractors and the clients and will provide geotechnical field testing and reporting during installation.
Testing Road Material is the heart of successful transferring structural credits into the Road Base. Geotechnical testing reveals how much psi Resilient Modulus can be achieved when treated with LithTec™. Click to view Technical Data Sheet and Results of LithTec™ Treated A-1-b Classification Base Course Sample.