American Society of Civil Engineers

Pile Foundation Improvement by Permeation Grouting

by Almer E. C. van der Stoel, (Geotechnical Consultant CRUX Engineering, Asterweg 20e2, 1031HN Amsterdam, Netherlands, & Grouting Consultant at North South Metro Line Consultants)
Section: Grouting for Enhancement for Piles and Piers, pp. 728-739, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Grouting and Ground Treatment
Abstract: In this paper the use of permeation grouting for pile foundation improvement is discussed. To begin with, the main principles of the method are explained. After this, the set-up and results of a full scale test are outlined, discussing amongst others the effective stresses, pore water pressures and pile and soil displacements during the installation of tube-à-manchettes (TAMs) and during the actual grouting. The changes in the bearing capacity of wooden pile foundations as a result of the grouting are also discussed. Finally, the practical applicability and costs of permeation grouting for renovating a typical Amsterdam historic structure are discussed.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Pile foundations