The purpose of this study was to document construction procedures and evaluate the effectiveness of wick drains as a foundation stabilization method. This effort was executed by use of field inspections, photologs, and instrumentation to monitor foundation and field response. Instrumentation included a multipoint settlement gage, settlement platforms, and vertical slope inclinometers.
This procedure was judged to be successful in that 90 percent consolidation of the deep foundation occurred within approximately 100 days. Construction procedures were generally satisfactory.
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Meade, Bobby W. and Allen, David L., "Evaluation of Wick Stabilization of Approach Fill Foundation (Carroll County)" (1989). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 651.