Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC)
As part of the construction of commercial buildings located rue des Pommiers in Pont-Rouge, Quebec Menard Canada was assigned by Ronam Construction with the task of improving two large areas to a depth of 4m identified as the findings in the geotechnical testing found them to be highly liquefiable. The quantity of the soil that would have to be improved represented an area of 3,627 m2, including a treatment overhang of 3 m.
The geotechnical data extracted from the drilling reports indicated that throughout the entire site, the following soil profile was found:
- A layer of topsoil to a thickness of +- 0.25m
- A deposit of sand and silt to loose to dense compactness over a thickness of +- 2-3m
- Till of medium to dense compactness beyond