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From: Gale45man [mailto:gale45man(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: strengthing soils under existing footing?

> Don't know about Baker Hughes, but Howard Baker
> (company) is a good resource for ground improvement as
> well.

>> The feasibility of injection grout to improve soil
>> capacity as well as the cost to do it depends on the
>> soil type. While a sandy soil will absorb quite a
>> lot of grout, a clayey soil may refuse to accept
>> anything. You may check with a local geotech. If you
>> know the soil type, Baker Hughes might be able to suggest a cost
effective solution.

Actually, "Baker Hughes" ( is an oilfield
services company.

I think you (and he) probably have in mind "Hayward Baker,"
( which is a high-profile geotechnical
construction services consultant.

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