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WICK DRAINS FOR GROUND IMPROVEMENT

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 »