Project Description


Rapid Impact Compaction

The compaction of near surface granular or mixed soils, can be achieved by the introduction of high frequency energy impacts, using our rapid impact compaction technique (RIC).

The RIC consist of a compaction foot which is placed on the ground and this is repeatedly struck by a 7-12 tonne hydraulic hammer, resulting in top down compaction of the soils.

Rapid Impact Compaction


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

  • Ground bearing foundation solutions can be adopted reducing the need for reinforced foundations

  • The displacement process creates no spoil


  • Foundations of low-rise buildings and houses
  • Car parks and hardstandings

  • Reducing contaminated soil volume to avoid cart away costs and fees

  • Commercial/industrial foundations and floor slabs with high tolerances

  • Infrastructure schemes including embankments, water treatment plants and windfarms

Rapid Impact Compaction