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Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:04cat

Geopier goes in Spain with the Geopier GP3® Featured

Written by  Structural Administrator

Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) systems are efficient and cost effective Intermediate Foundation® solutions for the support of settlement sensitive structures. RAP systems are engineered, designed and installed exclusively by representatives of Geopier.

Geopier GP3® Rammed Aggregate Pier® elements were installed to support a new industrial building bearing on stiff clays in Toledo, Spain. A total of 234 piers were built to 4m depth to keep settlements within 1 inch.

The Geopier GP3® system uses replacement Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) elements to reinforce good to poor soils, including clay, silt, sand, gravel, and variable fill. The RAP elements are constructed by applying direct vertical ramming energy to densely compact successive lifts of high quality crushed rock to form high stiffness engineered elements. The vertical ramming results in high density and high strength RAP elements providing superior support capacity, increased bearing pressure up to 10,000 psf and excellent settlement control. The GP3 system allows for visible inspection of the spoils, and the opportunity to address changing ground conditions as they happen. It is an effective replacement for massive over-excavation and replacement or deep foundations, including driven piles, drilled shafts or auger cast-in-place piles.

Watch the Geopier GP3® system in action in the video below.

Source: Geopier

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