GROUND IMPROVEMENT

Vibro Compaction

Vibro Compaction or Vibro Densification as it is sometimes called, is a process for the compaction of deep, loose non-cohesive soil layers, which is used to improve the bearing capacity and settlement characteristics of the soil....

Vertical Drains

Vertical prefabricated drains, or wick drains as they are also called, are used to accelerate the consolidation of soft, low permeability soils. They are closely related to the consolidation phenomenon. ...

Stone Columns

Stone Columns are semi rigid inclusions, used in soft cohesive soils...

Soil Mixing

Soil mixing involves the mixing of cement or lime into the in-situ soil for ground reinforcement....

Rapid Impact Compaction

Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC) consists in shallow ground densification using energy waves from a hydraulic hammer weighing 7.7 to 9.9 tons that rapidly and repeatedly impacts the ground at 40 or more blows per minute....

Mine Backfilling

Mine Backfilling is most commonly, though not exclusively, used in backfilling abandoned mine workings to avoid the development of settlement or worse, sink holes, at the ground surface above, attributable to the collapse of large underground voids and subsequent progressive upward collapsing above the original...

Micro Piles

Micro Piles or Mini Piles as they are also called, are small diameter piles comprised of a central steel component with an annular surround of grout that is in contact with the soil, often employed where access for large piling equipment is prohibited....

Menard Vaccum™ Consolidation

The Menard Vacuum™ Consolidation method was conceived and developed by Menard and is used for preloading and consolidating soft and very soft saturated impervious soils....

Jet Grouting

Jet grouting is a method of ground reinforcement that departs from the classical forms of grouting in that it does not penetrate the soil by means of impregnation or ‘claquage’, but uses high energy in the form of a high velocity jet of grout to...

Grouting

In addition to jet grouting, a variety of specialist grouting techniques are undertaken by Menard Oceania, ranging from classical permeation grouting of rocks and soils, to compensation and compaction grouting....