Drill Tech is continually at the forefront of the geotechnical construction industry, utilizing innovative new technologies for earth retention and ground treatment. Over the past 10 years, Drill Tech has expended a tremendous amount of time and effort to further develop the use of the Cutter Soil Mix method for earth retention and ground treatment needs.
For earth retention applications, cutter soil mixing (CSM) is a method of constructing an impermeable retaining system by mixing native soils with cement and/or bentonite grout. A continuous wall is formed by overlapping a series of rectangular soil mix panels. The panels are typically reinforced with steel beams for structural purposes. CSM is mainly used for stabilizing soft or loose soils; however the cutter technology extends the applicability of the method to much harder strata when compared to other methods of soil mixing.
For non-earth retention applications, CSM is used to improve the characteristics of the in-situ soil resulting in higher compressive strengths, and lower permeability. CSM is used as a ground improvement method to create homogeneous foundation support, increased bearing capacity, and to mitigate liquefiable soils. CSM can also be used as a barrier to contain the migration of underground contaminants.
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