Technique that provides alternative solutions to special or deep foundations for structures in terrains with complex conditions.

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  • Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC’s): reduce the global deformability of the soil by incorporating rigid inclusions uniformly distributed. Constructed inclusions are not structural elements; however, they take almost all the vertical loads at surface level and transmit them to the deeper competent strata.
  • Stone Columns: incorporate granular material into the soil, in a controlled manner, compacting it using a vibrator in order to form non-rigid inclusions, which have competent mechanical properties and a high drainage capacity. This technique makes it possible to reduce total and differential settlements due to a homogenization in the soil mass.
  • Soil Mixing: the technique consists of mechanically in situ mixing the existing soil with cement to make a cementitious homogenous mixture using augers or special tools.
  • Wick Drains: used in poorly permeable soils to facilitate the dissipation of the interstitial pressures in the ground, thus increasing the consolidation speed. The installation of wick drains must be combined with a temporary overload to achieve a partial or total primary consolidation.
  • Dynamic Compaction: a technique whose purpose is to improve the terrain´s mechanical properties through the effect of high energy impacts caused by dropping weights from 10 to 35 t (commonly). It can be used in all granular terrains and is used in both unsaturated terrains and terrains under the water table.
  • Jet Grouting: consists of deconstructing a terrain with the help of a high-pressure jet, by  mixing in a borehole the eroded soil with a grout to form columns on the ground. The technique can be applied in all soft terrains, mainly as reinforcement, and in certain conditions as a sealing treatment.

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