Dynamic Compaction2019-01-21T14:58:33+00:00

Project Description

Densification

Dynamic Compaction

Large sites underlain by loose materials can be effectively treated using our dynamic compaction process.

The technique involves dropping heavy weights (8-40 tonnes) from heights of up to 30m to create very high energy impacts, which results in the immediate reduction of void spaces improving both bearing capacity and settlement characteristics.

Dynamic Compaction

Benefits:

  • Enhanced bearing capacity
  • A reduction in the total and differential settlements

  • Particularly suitable to non-organic, non-homogeneous fill, made ground, and reclamation areas with variable characteristics

  • Underground obstructions (e.g. boulders) do not hinder the process

  • Ground bearing foundations can be adopted following treatment

  • High coverage making it economical for large areas

Application:

  • Commercial/industrial foundations and floor slabs with high tolerances
  • Infrastructure schemes including embankments, water treatment plants and windfarms

  • Ports and reclaimed land

  • Treatment of landfill sites (volume reduction)

Dynamic Compaction