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

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It is a bit of a misnomer, maybe aggregate or stone piles would be better?
You are basically just improving the in-situ soil bearing capacity with
loose sandy soils or organics. Then use a conventional foundation system.

At least in my experience in florida...
On Dec 13, 2013 5:43 PM, "Joseph Grill" <jrgrill55(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Does the conventional foundation span between the columns? I don't
> understand
> 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:

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