Ground Modification

Slopes and embankments experience settlement, stability and erosion problems. Goettle offers various solutions to these problems. From landslides to construction cuts into hillsides, remediation or an earth retaining structure is required to maintain the slopes’ stability.

Ground anchors, micropiles, anchored reaction blocks, soil mixing, and jet grouting are all stability solutions that not only reinforce the soil but also control erosion. Anchored reaction blocks are ideal for newly failed slopes, applying loads to stabilize the soil. Ground anchirs and micropiles create a stabilized ground reinforcement system which resists the driving forces of the slope. Soil mixing and jet grouting are ground modification systems that are used to improve the characteristics of the soil within the slope.

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A soil anchor is a device designed to support a structure and is used in geotechnical and construction applications. Also known as a ground anchor, percussion driven earth anchor, or mechanical anchor, it may be impact driven into the ground or run in spirally, depending on its design and intended force-resistance characteristics.

Soil anchors are used in both temporary or permanent applications, including supporting retaining walls and stabilization. Once installed and load-locked, and earth anchor exerts effort to the soil above it, with the soil in turn providing resistance.

  • Location

    Columbus, OH

    Project Facts

    304 EA - CFA Hold Down Anchors at 35’ length

    Scope

    Furnished and installed hold down anchors for improvement project at waste water treatment plant.

  • Location

    Waynesburg, PA

    Project Facts

    84 ea. 3 strand DCP 100 kip rock anchors +/- 65' for slide correction
    20 ea. - 7" dia. micropiles at +/- 46' for site retaining wall
    Including two performance tests and two inclinometers

    Scope

    Furnish and install 84 permanent rock anchors
    Furnish and install 20 micropiles
    For Burchick Construction Company
    4 week time schedule
    Equiptment: DK 725 and C7 drill rigs
    2,108 man hours

  • Location

    Columbus, OH

    Project Facts

    6 EA - 1,500mm x 55'long Secant Piles
    Drilled through sands, boulders/cobbles up to 36" in diameter
    Drilled with BG-40 while oscillator and crane concreted and pulled casing

    Scope

    8 ea. - 40/16 titan soil anchors in limited headroom conditions
    Installed 1 ea. - pre-production test outside main building

When new construction is taking place directly adjacent to an existing structure, generally an underpinning system is necessary. Goettle has the ability to design and construct an underpinning system that will keep those existing structures safe, sound, and secure. Through traditional and shotcrete underpinning, we are able to temporarily support existing structures. Using traditional underpinning, soil is excavated from underneath the footers and replaced with concrete. If necessary, anchors are installed to resist lateral movement.

Our shotcrete underpinning system supports the existing structures but in a less obstructive manner. Soil is excavated only from the edge the footer down to the required depth and shotcrete is sprayed onto the cut to secure the soil in place. Anchors are then installed to secure the soil mass and support the structure.

  • Location

    West Lafayette, IN

    Project Facts
    Scope

    39 drilled soldier piles with tieback anchors
    7300 sq. ft. of wood lagging
    1925 sq. ft. of soil nails and shotcrete underpinning

  • Location

    Miamisburgh, OH

    Project Facts

    64 EA - 1,500mm x 55' long Secant Piles
    Drilled through sands, boulders/cobbles up to 36" in diameter
    Drilled with BG-40 while oscillator and crane concreted and pulled casing

    Scope

    Design-Build permanent earth retention system for waste treatment facility expansion.
    Restricted site - 75' x 100' footprint

  • Location

    Cincinnati, OH

    Project Facts

    10 ea. 2.5' - 5.0' shafts
    300 SF soil nailing / underpinning

    Scope

    300 SF of soil nail underpinning along with 10 ea. drilled shafts 2.5' - 5' dia.

  • Location

    Dayton, OH

    Project Facts

    1700 SF of soil nail / shotcrete underpinning
    2900 SF soldier pile wood lagging

    Scope

    Installation of permanent soldier piles with wood lagging including tiebacks and 17,000 SF of soil nail and shotcrete underpinning