Dynamic Compaction



what it is:

Invented and developed by Louis Menard, this method employs steel weights, known as pounders, weighing 15 to 40 tons released in free fall from a height of 30 to 120 feet.


how it works:

The arrangement and careful calculation of the impact points of the pounders, as well as the other parameters of the treatment (energy, phasing, rest periods), are determined based on the characteristics of the soil and results of the trial zone.


why it’s used:

Stabilize large areas of embankments or roadways on loose soil, or densify landfill materials. Increase the bearing capacity of granular soils, and reduce post-construction settlement.



see them in action:

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