Dynamic Compaction

We have performed deep dynamic compaction all around Ohio.

George J. Igel & Co., Inc. was the first contractor to employ dynamic compaction as a construction method in Central Ohio. Since the first project, we have performed deep dynamic compaction all around Ohio for various owners and engineers.

In this process, deep soil compaction of unconsolidated material is achieved using a crane-mounted weight of 12 tons which is dropped from a specific height in a pattern on the building area. The impact of the weight creates a densified zone suitable for building loads. A geotechnical engineer will monitor the process and certify the resultant load bearing soil with post-dynamic testing.

Dynamic compaction can be used as a time and cost-saving alternative in lieu of removal and replacement of the unconsolidated material or surcharging.

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