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Ground Improvement Archives | CivilDigital

Ground Improvement

Factors affecting Compaction of Soil

Placing of soil over the reinforcement material

Factors affecting Compaction of soil Compaction of the soil is the process where the dry density of soil is increased by reducing air content or air voids present in the soil. This process is an essential part of the construction…
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Ground Improvement with Sand Compaction Piles | Advantages

Sand compaction piles

Sand Compaction Piles Sand compaction piles are one of the potential methods for improving ground stability, preventing liquefaction, reducing settlement and similar applications. This method involves driving a hollow steel pipe into the ground. The bottom is closed with a…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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WICK DRAINS FOR GROUND IMPROVEMENT

Wick drains being installed to depths of 60 feet into a Lined Ash Impoundment.

Wick drains & Vertical Soil Drains Wick drains, also called Prefabricated Vertical Drains, are installed in soft soils in order to accelerate consolidation of the soil by providing additional drainage paths for pore water to escape. Other names and variations…
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Bridge Pier | Types of Bridge Piers | Requirements of a Bridge Pier

Sheikh Khalifa Bridge - V Concrete shaped

What is a Bridge Pier? Any bridge structure is a combination of two components: substructure and super structure. For bridges with bearings, all the components which transfer the loads from bearing to the ground is called substructure. Substructure consists of…
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