Soil stabilization is the improvement of site soil characteristics to better facilitate a specific construction activity. Soil stabilization can be a mechanical technique using construction equipment, or a chemical application to change the soil’s inherent properties. Examples of mechanical soil stabilization include compaction and placement of (geo-textile) filter fabrics. Chemical examples include treating soils with cement, lime, or asphalt to better stabilize them in order to receive applied loads. Grouting is another technique often used to stabilize soils.