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I was just wondering if anyone could advise me on whether it was a good idea or not to include ground improvement techniques such as compaction or stone columns in a comparative study of piling techniques as they are only of use in granular soils?
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K. Rainer Massarsch
If the soil is granular, you should consider soil compaction as an alternative to piling. The structural requirements (building loads and settlements/diff. settlements) will be important.
In cohesive soils, you may also wish to consider ground improvement methods, such as stone columns, deep mixing etc.
The structural requirements and soil properties must be known to give a meaninful answer.
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