A STUDY ON GROUND IMPROVEMENT USING STONE COLUMN TECHNIQUE
Karun Mani1, Nigee.K2
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Ground improvement is an important requirement in today’s construction industry as land reclamation is becoming increasingly popular. The stone column technique is a very efficient method of improving the strength parameters of soil like bearing capacity and reducing consolidation settlement. It offers a much economical and sustainable alternative to piling and deep foundation solutions. Ground improvement when implemented through stone column technique aids in a much stable solution to construction in weak cohesive soils. The paper is an attempt to discuss in detail about this technique to improve soil stability, including it’s salient features, design parameters, major functions and drawbacks.