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Geotechnical Engineering - Ground Improvement

Jones & Wagener is able to define poor founding conditions and to provide solutions for the improvement of problem soils to allow conventional founding solutions to be implemented.

We are able to assess the ground conditions and provide geotechnical advice on the appropriate and most economic solutions for the particular project concerned.

Ground improvement techniques include:

  • Replacement compaction
  • Cement and Lime stabilisation
  • Dynamic or rapid impact compaction
  • Compaction grouting
  • Soil nailing
  • Preloading
  • Reinforced soil slopes

Specific services include:

  • Standard investigation methods
    › Aerial photograph interpretation
    › Terrain evaluation
    › Test pitting and auger trial holes
    › Geotechnical drilling and borehole testing
    › Penetrometer testing
    › Plate load testing
    › Geophysical surveys
  • Innovative testing procedures – We design specialised and new test methods to suit particular
    › Centrifuge testing
    › Pile and large diameter plate testing
    › Large scale settlement and heave trials.
  • Soil-Structural interaction analyses
    › Finite element analysis
    › Dynamic analysis
  • Foundation analysis
    › Bearing capacity and settlement/heave
  • Stability analysis
    › Slopes and embankments
    › Cuttings and excavations
    › Dolomite/mining subsidence
    › Liquefaction