The purpose of this study was to document construction procedures and evaluate the effectiveness of prefabricated wick drains for dewatering and stabilizing an approach fill foundation. Construction was observed and photologged. Foundation pore pressure was monitored with pneumatic piezometers. Settlement of the entire structure was monitored by use of control points on the retaining wall and pavement.
Construction procedures were acceptable. Wick drains have functioned as expected and the approach fill has been stable for approximately four years since construction.
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Meade, Bobby W. and Allen, David L., "Evaluation of Wick Drain Stabilization of Approach Fill Foundation (Bullitt County)" (1990). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 488.