Rigid Inclusions Ground Improvement Foundation Systems

Rigid Inclusions Ground Improvement

Geopier® rigid inclusion foundation systems are ground improvement elements used to transfer loads through weak, compressible soils and into deeper competent bearing soils.  They are ideal for settlement control of heavy structures underlain by thick deposits of compressible soils (organics, soft clays, and loose sands).  They can also be used to limit settlement of highly sensitive structures and prevent settlement-related damage to existing structures and utilities.  What sets rigid inclusions apart from deep foundations is that they are not structurally connected to the superstructure, which allows for foundations and slabs to be designed as conventional spread footings and slabs-on-grade.

How Does Geopier Ground/Soil Improvement Work?

Our rigid inclusions are comprised of plain concrete, aggregate/grout mixture or cement-treated aggregate. Geopier rigid inclusion designs are used to increase bearing capacity (up to 12,000 psf) and minimize total and differential settlements in soft soil profiles, such as peat or organics, soft silt, or soft clay. 

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