Ground Improvement methods are used to improve the existing soil formation by changing the soil properties. They can increase the bearing capacity, provide settlement control for new construction, or remedy an existing issue.
SCM - Single column mixing
SMW - Soil mixing wall
Mixing of self-hardening slurries with native soils by using a various techniques is an innovative and effective method for constructing cut- off walls, earth retaining walls, foundation elements as well as soil improvement. Soil mixing family is used mainly for stabilizing soft or loose soils (non cohesive and cohesive).
The main advantages of the method are:
High productivity – The in-situ soil is used as construction material
Very little generation of spoil (important factor in contaminated areas)
No vibrations induced during construction