Project Description

Soil Mixing is a technique that mechanically mixes the in-situ soil with a cementitious binder. We can apply different specialised soil mixing techniques such as Deep Soil Mixing or Mass Soil Mixing.

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Presentation and key elements

What is it?

Soil mixing is a technique that mechanically mixes the in-situ soil with a cementitious binder. In this method the soil is ripped using specially designed augers or mixing tools, then a binder is injected and mixed with the soil to create a columnar inclusion. Solid blocks can be formed by overlapping columns.

When and why use it?

Soil mixing is used for a wide variety of applications: controlling and reducing settlement under structures, increasing the bearing capacity of the soil, ensuring stability, reducing liquefaction risk, mass stabilization, reducing earth pressure behind retaining structures, blocking groundwater, increasing lateral reaction around foundation piles, etc. It is a very flexible technique as we have developed several methods of treatment. Binder dosage and mixing parameters are selected according to soil characteristics and specifications to be achieved.

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Menard can apply different specialised soil mixing techniques such as Deep Soil Mixing or Mass Soil Mixing.

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