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9Jan 2018

Check out our New Union Terminal Soil Compaction Video!!!

By Robert Armstead

Union Terminal is one of Cincinnati’s most coveted landmarks and has been undergoing a $300 million dollar renovation.  Our new soil compaction video highlights our role in helping stabilize and recompact the soils around some of the interior footers where some new structures were needing stronger support. 

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1Feb 2018

Kentucky Convention Center Soil Bearing Capacity Increase Video

By Robert Armstead

The Kentucky International Convention Center has been going through a major renovation, adding new conference space comprising of an entire city block.  Typically with extra space comes extra weight, and this is no different for this renovation project.  When needing to support more weight, choices become complex.  You can either demolish the entire structure and install new foundation supports, or you can reinforce the existing supports with soil bearing capacity increase methods.  

Ground Works saved time and money for the rehabilitation of the Kentucky International Convention Center by reinforcing the column supports utilizing an innovative compaction method. With partnership from Golder Associates, we increased the weight-bearing capacity of unconsolidated undocumented fill and expedited the completion of this project by approximately 6 months. 

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23Nov 2016

Dealing with Soil Subsidence can be Quick and Non Disruptive

By Robert Armstead

Dealing with Soil Subsidence can be Quick and Non Disruptive

On November 18th, the Tampa Bay Times published a story entitled Is one of Tampa Bay’s premier condo towers sinking?.  The article discusses how “very loose and very soft bay bottom soils” have caused movement of the foundation that has resulted in “significant subsidence concerns and structural design deficiencies.”

Soil Subsidence is a common problem in Florida.  Florida’s sandy soils and geological conditions can cause the soils to collapse away from the surface often times leaving voids underneath foundations and surface structures.  Under instances where there is overbearing weight, the support soils will become inadequate to support the structure. 

First of all, it is always best to ensure that the soil compaction density is sufficient before building the…

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19Dec 2016

Happy Holidays from Ground Works Solutions!

By Robert Armstead

Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends and a propsperous New Year!

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