The Imperativeness of Laterite in Building and Road Construction Sectors for Sustainable Infrastructure in Nigeria: A Review of Laterite for Socio-economic Development
The challenges of housing accommodation and road construction due to insecurity and searching for socio-economic activities had over populated urban cities in Nigeria. In this study, a review on the importance of laterite as a significant engineering component used in building, road and dam constructions were reviewed. Laterite is formed due to weathering from the parent rock material, rich in iron and aluminium oxides. Quality laterites are obtained based on the geographical location and topography with rainfall above 90 cm. Better laterite is found in the central and southern regions of Nigeria, with 100-300 cm of rain. Therefore, Plateau State in the North central region is endowed with natural resources such as laterite, which could be utilised in housing and road construction for low-income earners to own a house and ease access between the rural-urban communities to cushion the effect of the high cost of building materials.
Afrin, H. (2017). A Review on Different Types Soil Stabilization Techniques. International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology, 3(2), 19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170302.12
Awual, M. R. (2019). Novel ligand functionalized composite material for efficient copper(II) capturing from wastewater sample. Composites Part B: Engineering, 172, 387–396. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.05.103
Baver, L. D. (1948). Soil Physics. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Bello, A., Ige, J., & Ayodele, H. (2015). Stabilization of Lateritic Soil with Cassava Peels Ash. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 7(6), 642–650. doi: 10.9734/bjast/2015/16120
Chandrasasi, D., Marsudi, S., & Suhartanto, E. (2021). Determination of Types and Characteristics of Laterite Soil as Basic Land for Building Construction. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 930(1), 012041. doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/930/1/012041
Christophe, L. (1949). Lees Laterites et Leur Utilization Comme Materiau de Construction des Routes. Rev. Gen. des Routes et des Aerodromes, 212, 38–50.
Climate to travel. (2021). Climate – Nigeria. Retrieved February 1, 2022, from https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/nigeria
Dauda, A. M., Akinmusuru, J. O., Dauda, O. A., Durotoye, T. O., Ogundipe, K. E., & Oyesomi, K. O. (2018). Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soil Stabilized with Periwinkle Shells Powder. doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0100.v1
Dean, L. A. (1947). Differential Thermal Analysis of Hawaiian Soils. Soil Science, 63(2), 95–105.
Deboch, F. M. (2018). Recent Literatures Review on Stabilisation of Lateritic Soil. International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering & Technology, 7(11), 1–10.
Earle, S. (2021). Physical Geology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/physicalgeology2ed/
Fruhauf, B., & Willis, E. (1946). A Study of Lateritic Soils. In Highway Research Board Proceedings (pp. 579–593). Retrieved from https://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/hrbproceedings/26/26-046.pdf
Ghani, U., Hussain, S., Noor-ul-Amin, Imtiaz, M., & Ali Khan, S. (2020). Laterite clay-based geopolymer as a potential adsorbent for the heavy metals removal from aqueous solutions. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 24(11), 874–884. doi: 10.1016/j.jscs.2020.09.004
Gidigasu, M. D. (1974). Degree of weathering in the identification of laterite materials for engineering purposes – a review. Engineering Geology, 8(3), 213–266. doi: 10.1016/0013-7952(74)90001-5
Gidigasu, M. D. (1976). Lateritic Soil Engineering. New York: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company.
Hamidu, L. A., Aroke, U. O., Osha, O. A., & Muhammad, I. M. (2018). A Review of Polystyrene Waste Disposal for Environmental Sustainability. Proceedings of the National Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (pp. 1–8). Retrieved from https://www.nse.org.ng/downloads/summary/9-kada-2018/69-kada-2018-technical-papers
Hegde, R. A., & Daware, S. N. (2010). Effect of Alternate Wetting and Drying on Laterite and Their Engineering Behaviour. Indian Geotechnical Conference (pp. 231–234). Retrieved from https://gndec.ac.in/~igs/ldh/conf/2010/articles/079.pdf
Irabor, E., & Okolo, P. (2010). Chemical and mineralogical characteristics of lateritic iron ore deposit at iyuku, etsako west local government area of Edo state, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 16(3). doi: 10.4314/gjpas.v16i3.62856
Irmak, S., Surucu, A. K., & Aydogdu, I. H. (2007). Effects of Different Parent Material on the Mineral Characteristics of Soils in the Arid Region of Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10(4), 528–536. doi: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.528.536
Jackson, J., Better, J., & Tonbra, O. (2016, November). Natural Resource Exploitation and Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309779244_Natural_Resource_Exploitation_and_Socio-Economic_Development_in_Nigeria_Challenges_and_Prospects
Joel, M., & Edeh, E. (2015). Stabilization of Ikpayongo laterite with cement and calcium carbide waste. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 20(1), 49. doi: 10.4314/gjpas.v20i1.8
Ko, T.-H. (2014). Nature and Properties of Lateritic Soils Derived from Different Parent Materials in Taiwan. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, 1–4. doi: 10.1155/2014/247194
Lilian, G. (2014). Lateritic Soil Stabilisation by Using RoadPacker Plus (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from http://eprints.utm.my/id/eprint/48519/
Lyon Associates. (1971, June). Laterite and Lateritic Soils and Other Problem Soils of Africa. Retrieved from https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/Pnaah867.pdf
Makusa, G. P. (2012). State of the Art Review: Soil Stabilization Methods and Materials in Engineering Practice. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/30612927/STATE_OF_THE_ART_REVIEW_SOIL_STABILIZATION_METHODS_AND_MATERIALS_IN_ENGINEERING_PRACTICE
Netterberg, F. (1994). Low-cost local road materials in southern Africa. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 12(1), 35–42. doi: 10.1007/bf00425935
Netterberg, F. (2013, May 18). Review of Specifications for the Use of Laterite in Road Pavements (Contract: AFCAP/GEN/124). Retrieved from https://www.francescomiceli.com/blog/Review_of_Specifications_for_the_Use_of_Laterite_in_Road_Pavements.pdf
Obianigwe, N., & Ngene, B. U. (2018). Soil Stabilization for Road Construction: Comparative Analysis of a Three-Prong Approach. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 413, 012023. doi: 10.1088/1757-899x/413/1/012023
Ogbonna, D., Kii, B., & Youdeowei, P. (2010). Some physico-chemical and Heavy metal levels in soils of waste dumpsites in Port Harcourt Municipality and Environs. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 13(4). doi: 10.4314/jasem.v13i4.55414
Oghuvwu, P. O. (2014). Heavy metals concentrations in roadside soil collected from various points along three major roads in Benin City. Retrieved from https://academicjournals.org/proceeding/GIRD/article-full-text-pdf/0CD0E6
Ojuri, O. O. (2016). Improvement of strength characteristics of lateritic sub-grade soil with shredded polyethylene waste. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 20(3), 660. doi: 10.4314/jasem.v20i3.21
Ojuri, O. O., Adavi, A. A., & Oluwatuyi, O. E. (2017). Geotechnical and environmental evaluation of lime–cement stabilized soil–mine tailing mixtures for highway construction. Transportation Geotechnics, 10, 1–12. doi: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2016.10.001
Oke, J. A., & Olowoyo, M. K. (2019). Stabilisation of Laterite Soil with Eggshell Powder and Sodium Silicate Used as Fill Material in Road Construction. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology & Environment, 15(3), 586–597.
Omotoso, O. A., Mamodu, M. O., & Ojo, O. J. (2011). Evaluation of Geotechnical Properties of Laterite Soils in Asa-Dam Area, Ilorin, Southwestern Nigeria. World Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 3(2), 1–9.
Omotoso, O. A., Ojo, O. J., & Adetolaju, E. T. (2012). Engineering Properties of Lateritic Soils around Dall Quarry in Sango Area, Ilorin, Nigeria. Earth Science Research, 1(2). doi: 10.5539/esr.v1n2p71
Osuji, O. S., & Akinwamide, J. T. (2018). Engineering Properties of Lateritic Soils in Ado-Ekiti, South Western Nigeria. American Journal of Engineering Research, 7(1), 353–360.
Oyelami, C. A., & Van Rooy, J. L. (2016). A review of the use of lateritic soils in the construction/development of sustainable housing in Africa: A geological perspective. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 119, 226–237. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.03.018
Quadri, H. A., Adeyemi, O. A., & Olafusi, S. O. (2012). Investigation of the Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Laterite as a Subgrade and Base Material for Road Constructions in Nigeria. Civil and Environmental Research, 2(8), 23–32.
Ramonu, J. A., Ilevbaoje, J. O., AyandaIfedapo, S., Modupe, A. E., Adeniyi, O. M., Adewole, T. A. (2018). Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soil Stabilised with Yam Peel Ash for Subgrade Construction. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9(13), 1666–1681
Saeed, K. A., Kassim, K. A., Nur, H., & Yunus, N. Z. M. (2014). Strength of lime-cement stabilized tropical lateritic clay contaminated by heavy metals. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 19(4), 887–892. doi: 10.1007/s12205-013-0086-6
Saing, Z., Samang, L., Harianto, T., Patanduk, J. (2016). Strength Characteristic of Ferro Laterite Soil with Lime Stabilization as Subgrade Material. Retrieved from https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01764960/document
Saleh, S., Asmawisham Alel, M. N., Mohd Yunus, N. Z., Ahmad, K., Ali, N., Abang Hasbollah, D. Z., & Asnida Abdullah, R. (2019). Geochemistry characterisation of marine clay. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 527(1), 012023. doi: 10.1088/1757-899x/527/1/012023
Tanada, T. (1942-1944). Hawaiian Soil Colloids. University of Hawaii.
Tuncer, E. R. (1976). Engineering behavior and classification of lateritic soils in relation to soil genesis. Retrieved from https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/server/api/core/bitstreams/40088b59-5a46-40b2-b18b-f725752f400b/content
Winterkorn, H. F., & Choudhury, D. (1949). Importance of Volume Relationship in Soil Stabilization. Highway Research Board Proceedings, 553–560. Retrieved from https://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/hrbproceedings/29/29-041.pdf
Winterkorn, H. F., Tschebotarioff, G. P. (1947). Sensitivity of Clay to Remolding and its possible Causes. Highway Research Board Proceedings, 27, 435–442.
Metrics powered by PLOS ALM
- There are currently no refbacks.
Copyright (c) 2022 Lucas Albert Jerome Hamidu, Aliyuda Yohanna Adamu, Yakubu Isheni
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.