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Geotextile Encased Columns

Ringtrac® Geotextile Encased Columns (GEC) offer a reliable means of ensuring column integrity for the transmission of loads in extremely soft ground.

The geotextile sleeve allows the accommodation of high vertical loads by essential compensating for the lack of lateral support to the granular columns from the soft soil. Given that the dewatering effect of the GECs ("mega-drains") vastly speeds up consolidation times, over 90% of settlement takes place during the construction period. Furthermore, creep settlement is reduced by up to 50% compared to unimproved ground.