What is Liquefaction?
Liquefaction is a process where liquefiable soils behave similarly to a liquid when exposed to intense vibration. As you can imagine, liquefaction can cause buildings serious stress, such as sinking, moving, or the foundation splitting. Stabilizing liquefiable soils cost-effectively has become a trending conversation within the Earthquake Engineering community and EagleLIFT has developed a cost-effective solution for doing just that.
When the old Z Hotel was being converted into an apartment complex, the developers went through stringent engineering analysis to ensure that it was up to code. A survey, performed by Geo-Engineering Solutions, Inc., found that liquefiable soil was encountered just below the existing footings, and could not be relied on to safely support the building in case of a major earthquake. EagleLIFT was contacted to implement their Deep Stratum Injection process to stabilize and consolidate the liquefiable soils.