Isotropic pre-loading of cohesive soils using vacuum pressure created under an airtight membrane.
Thanks to Soletanche Bachy’s ground improvement expertise, we can change the characteristics of an area of ground to increase its load-bearing capacity.
Our suite of procedures can increase the load-bearing capacity of the soil by introducing materials (gravel, concrete, grout, etc.) or by making it denser through compacting or vibration. Ground improvement techniques can also harmonise differences in load-bearing capacity in different areas on a given site. What’s more, they contribute to limiting subsidence and liquefaction of soils in the case of earthquakes, giving buildings and infrastructure improved resistance to such phenomena.
For projects which require very strong anchoring, like hangars or warehouses, ground improvement can provide an alternative solution that is lighter than deep foundations. But for other projects, notably for structures subjected to extreme loads or stresses, it can be effectively combined with deep foundations to provide the required load-bearing capacity.
Regardless of the constraints and specifications of your construction project, Soletanche Bachy can help you. Thanks to our cutting-edge expertise, we work with you to define the ground improvement solutions best adapted to your project from our portfolio, which is the most extensive on the marketplace.