Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

Inspection of the execution of cast-in-place piles indicated that the pile borings had not been deep enough to reach an underlying adequate bearing layer of rock. Hence, the piles would transmit their end bearing loadings through intermediate soil layers of variable thickness, which could result in differential settlement and damage to the structure. As a remedial measure, the piles were drilled with an air hammer, and thick cement grout injected below the pile tips. Monitoring of the execution of the grouting program indicated that it was both necessary and beneficial. As a final check, a test shaft was excavated alongside a typical pile, and allowed an inspection of the effect of grouting on the foundation strata. Overall conclusions were that the grouting program had succeeded in strengthening the foundation system satisfactorily.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Stiffening Cast-in-Place Piling by Bottom Grouting

Inspection of the execution of cast-in-place piles indicated that the pile borings had not been deep enough to reach an underlying adequate bearing layer of rock. Hence, the piles would transmit their end bearing loadings through intermediate soil layers of variable thickness, which could result in differential settlement and damage to the structure. As a remedial measure, the piles were drilled with an air hammer, and thick cement grout injected below the pile tips. Monitoring of the execution of the grouting program indicated that it was both necessary and beneficial. As a final check, a test shaft was excavated alongside a typical pile, and allowed an inspection of the effect of grouting on the foundation strata. Overall conclusions were that the grouting program had succeeded in strengthening the foundation system satisfactorily.