GROUND IMPROVEMENT USING PRE-FABRICATED VERTICAL DRAINS AND GEOCELLS
Marshy soils and compressible clays have presented big problems for civil engineers for construction of structures, because of their characteristics of differential settlements.
The settlements are long term phenomenon in such cases and construction of structure without proper ground improvement methods can lead to failure of the structures due to settlements
Left to themselves these soils will take years for the full consolidation. The Use of Pre-fabricated vertical drains and Geocells is the solution to deal with such problems.
Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd. has got expertise to tackle such situations and to provide an engineering solution to such problems.
The use of PVD’s accelerates to rate of settlements and can bring down the consolidation of the soils in a span of few months. The PVD’s can be designed according to the site conditions hence result in better effectiveness. Most settlement can occur during construction, thus keeping post-construction settlements to a minimum.
GWRL was first in India to Manufacture and install PVD’s
Geocells are compartmental containers that can be used as a load transfer platform and are widely accepted all over the world.
These are effective in increasing the bearing capacity of the soil. Especially where the heavy loading is expected, the ground conditions can be improved with use of Geocell Mattresses.
Geocells can be used below variety of civil engineering structures like roads, heavy duty pavements, Reinforced Soil walls, airport pavements, slope protection, railway tracks, embarkments. Geocells can be used for construction of Gravity walls also.