HOUSTON BRIDGE PILES DRILLED USING HIGH-PRESSURE WATER/CEMENT SLURRY

The Tidwell Road Bridge project in Houston, Texas, incorporated a new bridge foundation drilling technique that resulted in substantial construction savings and early project completion. The "GeoJet" technology includes a high-speed drill and computer-controlled, high-pressure injection system that fills bridge pile clusters with a soil/cement slurry. A reinforced concrete spread footing tops the pile cluster and completes the bridge foundation system. This article reports on the testing performed as drilling progressed and the structural settlement monitoring performed during construction and after completion. GeoJet users believe the technology to be much cleaner and more environmentally friendly than conventionally drilled shafts.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Gillette, T E
  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00670321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1994 12:00AM