Can Geopier® elements be used to support projects where there are organic soils?
Yes! If the organic content is low (such as buried topsoil), then a Rammed Aggregate Pier® system may be installed through this layer to tag the underlying native soils. If the organic content is high, then a rigid inclusion technology will likely be required provide confinement and limit settlements. We have several rigid inclusion systems including cement treated aggregate piers, Armorpact® piers, grouted Impact® piers, and GeoConcrete® Columns.