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

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Joseph,
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)gmail.com> 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)gmail.com> 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)polhemus.cc> 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)gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>>> 

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