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 Soil Pre-Compression | Ground Preloading

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 of this technique are: deep drains, sand drains, sand wicks, band drains, pre-fabricated band-shaped drains. … Read more WICK DRAINS FOR GROUND IMPROVEMENT