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Dynamic Compaction & Consolidation

These techniques are methods of ground improvement for improving 'marginal' or 'made ground', treating it to ensure a uniformity in improved bearing capacity and settlement control, thus enabling the construction of high level lightly reinforced foundations and ground bearing floor slabs.

Compaction is typically used on granular sites and consolidation for use on cohesive fill or moisture susceptible environments. Consolidation treatment usually requires a provision of effective and suitable drainage points.

Both these techniques reduce the need for deep foundations and therefore help to reduce overall cost and the cost of site disposal. It is particularly beneficial on large areas, or where pre-bored stone columns may be required.

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