Mine Grouting to Control Building Settlement

by Charles I. Mansur, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; McClelland Engrs., Inc., St. Louis, MO,
Marion C. Skouby, (A.M.ASCE), Sr. Soils Engr.; Layne-Western Co., Inc., St. Louis, MO,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 511-522

Document Type: Journal Paper


Many urban areas are plagued by settlement caused by the failure of underlaying mines. One such problem was overcome quickly and effectively by filling the mine with a concrete grout placed from the surface through 6-inch drill holes. The work was accomplished by first constructing a concrete wall around the area to be grouted. The enclosed area was then filled with a high slump grout.

Subject Headings: Grouting | Structural settlement | Mines and mining | Concrete | Urban areas | Failure analysis | Drilling | Walls

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