The Menard Group developed the technique: Controlled Modulus Columns, also known as CMC’s, in the 1990s to overcome problems of lateral confinement in highly compressible and organic soils. They are now used in all types of soil (cohesive or granular) up to depths of 30 metres or more.

Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC’s) provide significant advantages over traditional piled foundations. The process developed over 25 years ago is now routinely being used in the UK by many clients as a replacement for precast piles and small diameter rotary bored piles.