The technique of stabilizing an embankment by cement injection is described. Previous attempts to drain the water trapped in the ballast on top of an impermeable sand and clay failed due to blockage of the plastic drain pipe with clay. Injection of aerated mortar at points spaced at about 1.5 m centers on top of the embankment and 3 m at the toe to a depth of 4 to 6 m was successful in stabilizing the embankment for the previous eight years. The technique was found to be inexpensive (15 pounds/hole) and was carried out with out interference with traffic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-8-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 609
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  • Accession Number: 00037250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM