Important points for a Civil Site Engineer | Civil Site Engineer Job Tips

Important points for a Civil Site Engineer A site engineer has to perform a lot of activities on the site. His/her role involves a lot of responsibility which includes giving sufficient advice and supervision when there are any technical issues, or for proper management and for the preparation of day to day reports of the … Read more

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement | Signs & Preventive Measures

Corrosion of RC structure

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement Corrosion in Reinforcement is a serious issue, it can affect the integrity and life of the structure. Concrete has mainly two protection mechanisms to protect the steel from corrosion. The first one is that it forms a physical barrier to avoid the steel come in contact with the external environment. … Read more

Blasting Technique for Ground Improvement

Blasting explosives for densification of foundation soil

Blasting Technique for Ground Improvement Blasting is the use of buried explosives to cause the densification of loose cohesion less ground. The principal is that the blasting of explosives in a predetermined pattern causes liquefaction, followed by the expulsion of pore water and subsequent densification of the ground. Blast densification is being utilized for more … Read more

Vibro Stone Columns | Ground Improvement

Installation of Vibro Stone Columns by Vibroflot

Vibro Stone Columns To improve the load bearing capacity of in-situ soils and fills, Vibro stone columns are designed and are used. These columns reduce the differential settlements of non-homogeneous and compressible soils which allows the use of shallow footings and thinner base slabs. For the construction of Vibro stone columns, the vibrator is made … Read more

Bentonite | Application of Bentonite Slurry in Civil Engineering

Bentonite slurry used in pile foundation

Bentonite Slurry in civil engineering Bentonite slurry is a combination of sodium bentonite and slurry. A slurry is a thin sloppy mud or cement or, in extended use, any fluid mixture of a pulverized solid with water, often used as a convenient way of handling solids in bulk. This combination is frequently utilized to form a solid … Read more

Ground Improvement with Soil Pre-Compression | Ground Preloading

Preloading & Ground Improvement with Soil Pre-Compression in Kuwait

Soil Pre-Compression Soil Pre-compression is one of the ground improvement technique which compresses the ground under an applied pressure before placing or completing the structural load. Pre-compression is performed in following two ways: Ground precompression is achieved by pre-loading, which requires placement and removal of earth, water, or some other dead load, before construction, similar … Read more

Ground Improvement with Micro Pile | Micro Piles

Micro piles construction

Micro pile Micro-piles are piles molded on the spot to serve as deep foundations and highly tensioned stress along the shaft, composed of sand and cement mortar and thoroughly reinforced throughout its length. Micro-piles are employed in highly compact or consistent ground or in the ground where bedrock or rocky formations are found, in which … Read more

Rapid Impact Compaction | Ground Improvement | Advantages

Rapid impact compaction equipment

Rapid Impact Compaction Rapid Impact Compaction is a shallow ground improvement and densification technique. This method densifies shallow, granular soils, which repeatedly strike an impact plate on the ground surface using a hydraulic hammer. The energy is transferred to the underlying loose soils and regroups the particles into a denser formation. The impact locations are … Read more

DEEP SOIL MIXING FOR GROUND IMPROVEMENT

Deep soil mixing rig with triple mixing tool

DEEP SOIL MIXING The properties of soft cohesive soils can be improved by mixing of a variety of chemical additives. The addition of lime, fly ash and cement in different combinations can significantly improve the shear strength and compression properties of such soils. Other additives can be used to fix pollutants in place to prevent … Read more