Ground Improvement design

Geoporte’s specialists have decades of experience in providing design advice related to the ground improvement of granular and cohesive insitu soils as well as fill sites.

Again, practical experience and commercial understanding are used in conjunction with the most advanced computer modeling software and analytical techniques to optimize both design and constructability outcomes.

In coastal, estuarine or lake areas, areas of deep soft mud, loose sand and other weak soils can be present which require specific attention before construction of your project.

It could be a greenfields site or an existing structure built on a substandard foundation. There are options for both types of ground conditions.

A number of ground improvement techniques are available depending on the type of development and the nature of the weak ground underlying it, including but not limited to the following:

  • Dynamic compaction
  • Rapid Impact compaction
  • Vibrocompaction
  • Vibro-replacement (stone columns)
  • Surcharging with or without PVDs
  • Cement or lime stabilisation (either shallow, for roads, or deep, for bridge or building foundations)
  • Deep soil mixing (DSM)
  • Permeation grouting
  • Pressure grouting
  • Jet grouting • Stone or sand columns
  • Piling
  • Deep compaction methods
  • Preloading

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Ground Improvement design