QUICKLIME EATS INTO PILING COSTS

Brief details are given of the technique developed by the Swedish Company (Linden-Alimak) for pile driving in soft clays using quicklime additives, which it is claimed offers considerable cost savings over conventional piling. Alimaks compact soil stabilisation LPS machine is based on a standard Volvo BM LM 641 carrier and comprises a mast with feed and rotation motors for the mixer tool plus trailer with storage bunker and output feeder for the stabilising compound. The quicklime is mixed into the soil with the equivalent of a giant steel whisk fitted as part of the company's LPS rig. It is stated that once the process is completed construction can be started immediately and the soil attains full supporting capacity after 30-90 days. /TRRL/

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 28
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 271
    • Issue Number: 5048
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM