Very slow consolidation of saturated soft clay or organic soil is a process which often requires up to 20-25 years. Consolidation can be accelerated by installing vertical drains to a depth of up to 35 meters, shortening its settlement rate from several years to several months.
This advanced technology, employing geotechnical products, improves vertical water transport, thus permitting immediate use of the soil while preventing damage caused by differential settlement over the years. This solution, using prefabricated vertical drains with a rapid implementation timetable, is economically preferable compared with other alternatives.
Prevention of damages to embankments, roads and engineering structures as a result of soil sinking.
A solution possessing significant economic priority in comparison to other alternatives such as: early loading and construction of bridges above soft soils.
Rapid schedule and cost-benefit advantages.