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Pile embankments / Granular columns

Soft soil reinforcement: Structured Landfills 

Pile embankments / Granular columns

The use of piles or granular columns at the base of embankments on soft soils simultaneously addresses problems of failure (Ultimate Limit State - ELU) and displacement (ELS).


In these applications, StrataGrid geogrids work like a slab transferring loads to the piles/columns and maximize their efficiency. 

Soft soil reinforcement: Structured Landfills 


Structured Platform: Embankments on soft structured soils (using piles or granular columns) absorb loads from the embankment and transfer them to a competent soil foundation below the soft soil layer using the sag effect. Using StrataGrid geogrids that work as a slab, the transfer of loads to the piles/columns is maximized due to the StrataGrid membrane effect, which generates greater efficiency in the use of piles/columns, reduction of differential settlements on the surface and possibility of optimization from the mesh. 

Reinforcement of soft soils: Structured Landfills


- StrataGrid Geogrid used directly on the stakes/columns.

- Need for a well-executed capital to minimize damage to the geogrid.

- Need for crossings in both directions of a double layer of unidirectional geogrid.

- Tensile strength is the property to be specified.

- Greater efficiency of reinforcement when there is anchoring at the edges by wrapping the geogrid.

Reinforcement of soft soils: Structured Landfills


Reinforcement of soft soils: Piles and granular columns


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Soft soil reinforcements: Piles and granular columns


Reinforcement of soft soils: Piled embankments and granular columns.


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Reinforcement of soft soils: piled embankments and granular columns

related applications

Embankment base reinforcement

Landfills of Conquest / Platforms

Consolidation with Geodrains

Reinforcement of soft soils: piled embankments and granular columns

related sectors

Real Estate / Civil Construction

transport infrastructure


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