Reduce liquefaction consequences
Sometimes loosely packed, saturated soils at or near the surface can lose strength during ground motions like earthquakes or tremors. This phenomenon can cause severe damage to overlying structures, forcing the displacement of people and frequently leading to extensive repairs. Consequences of liquefaction include reduced weight-bearing capacity, excessive settlement, lateral spreading, heightened down-drag forces, increased piling strain, and flow failures. Our client-tailored liquefaction mitigation process works to reinforce existing soils and remove voids, which offers the following benefits:
- Blocks liquefaction-induced failures
- Controls seismic settlement
- Stops lateral spreading
- Increases foundation support
The key to EagleLIFT’s liquefaction mitigation success is an advanced polyurethane, which is injected into base soils through 3/4” metal rods to solidify and improve grounds underneath an existing structure or future project. Once inserted, the polymer quickly moves throughout the aggregate, fills gaps, and hardens. Additional benefits of our polymer include:
- Expands up to 25 times its initial volume
- Environmentally inert
- Not biologically reactive and will not decompose
- Unaffected by standing water
- Increases soil weight-bearing capability
- Displaces trapped water
- Not compromised by wet conditions during or after installation
- Seals leaks and misaligned joints
- Not impacted by contamination, microbial corrosion, and or high acid levels
At EagleLIFT, client satisfaction is our utmost priority. A Class A-licensed general contractor, we can provide a full suite of soil stabilization, foundation, and trenchless sewer repair engineering solutions to clients of all sizes. Entities that can benefit from our seismic retrofitting services include:
- Commercial foundations
- Municipal infrastructure
- Industrial or manufacturing facilities
- Dams and levees
- Multi-family dwellings
The presence of liquefiable soil does not have to force building or job site abandonment, nor does it demand extensive excavation or new soil installation.
Our liquefaction mitigation process is quick to set, non-intrusive and does not require impacted spaces to be cordoned off. We plot out multiple injection locations and introduce the polymer with precision. The material will fill up the impacted area evenly and cure into a secure, stable, and long-lasting replacement base material in minutes. This allows for minimal to zero work area shutdowns, avoidance of soil excavation, and our crews can work during off-peak, nighttime or when employees are not on the floor.
Combat liquefaction with EagleLIFT’s reliable, cost-effective, and efficient soil stabilization services. We are dedicated to quality and committed to you. For more information on earthquake retrofitting services, contact our team.
LIQUEFACTION MITIGATION THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
Strengthen soils supporting your existing structure or future project with high-quality, non-intrusive liquefaction mitigation services by EagleLIFT, a leading ground-engineering firm proudly serving all of California and Nevada. Contact us today to learn more about our seismic retrofitting services.