Ground Improvement Strategies usually involve treating or modifying the condition of the soil or unstable ground within the investigation area. Improving shear strength, stiffness and permeability is the main objective of the Ground Improvement Strategy. The strategies can also be used to reduce the excavations costs of unsuitable material and reduce the costs for imported replacement fill materials, possibly avoiding the costs of using deep foundations.
Discovery’s team can advise on the design, carry out site supervision and verify the ground treatment methodologies. Our expertise in earthworks and ground improvement strategies also include the determination of optimum soil compaction parameters; specification of fill materials; site monitoring; quality control and performance; design of cut and fill slopes, as well as settlement analysis.