Fixing Foundations

by George K. Burke, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Soilcrete Systems, Hayward Baker Inc., 1875 Mayfield Road, Odenton, MD 21113,
David A. Meffe, (M.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Tennessee Eastman Co., Kingsport, TN 37662,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1991, Vol. 61, Issue 3, Pg. 63-65

Document Type: Feature article


Conventional underpinning or pilings are still the most common construction methods used to strengthen foundations, but new grouting techniques are giving engineers some fresh alternatives. With more options to choose from, picking the right one requires a comprehensive approach. The article covers the steps toward choosing a method, including a checklist of factors, and describes the use of triple rod jet grouting to modify foundations of a plant owned by Tennessee Eastman Co. in Kingsport, Tenn.

Subject Headings: Foundations | Construction methods | Foundation construction | Pile foundations | Underpinning | Grouting | Rods | Jet grouting | Tennessee | United States

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