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Re: Geopier(R) / Rammed Aggregate Pier(R)

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Does the conventional foundation span between the columns? I don't
On Dec 13, 2013 4:39 PM, "Andrew Kester" <akester74(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Stone columns are pretty popular here in Florida to improve loose near
> surface sandy soils (upper 10-15 feet or so). Then you place a 
> conventional foundation system over top of them but with a much higher 
> allowable bearing pressure, so you can save quite a bit of footing cost.
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>> Similar though I think the process is proprietary, and refined.
>> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
>> 5
>>> On Dec 13, 2013, at 1:19 PM, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>>> Is it the same thing as a "stone column"?  Auger or water jet a hole,
>>> fill with vibrated and compacted aggregate?
>>> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Polhemus, William
>>> <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>wrote:

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