Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

A compaction sand piling technique was abandoned after it caused excessive vibrations in buildings adjacent to the construction site. Various alternatives were evaluated, but none could provide certainty of acceptance by the residential community without causing schedule delay and other construction complications. A vibration-free jet grouting method was, therefore adopted for ground improvement to reduce liquefaction potential at the site. Modifications in grouting procedure details were implemented to overcome problems caused by the site conditions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Jet Grouting to Reduce Liquefaction Potential

St. Louis, Missouri

A compaction sand piling technique was abandoned after it caused excessive vibrations in buildings adjacent to the construction site. Various alternatives were evaluated, but none could provide certainty of acceptance by the residential community without causing schedule delay and other construction complications. A vibration-free jet grouting method was, therefore adopted for ground improvement to reduce liquefaction potential at the site. Modifications in grouting procedure details were implemented to overcome problems caused by the site conditions.