GEOPIER® GP3® vs. CNC Foundations’ VSCs

Both Systems Have Their Pros and Cons, Let’s Dig Deeper

Soil conditions can vary greatly within a single job site. The characteristics of the in-situ soil play a crucial role in determining which ground improvement technique or group of techniques is best for each particular project.

GEOPIER® GP3® Rammed Aggregate Pier® System vs. CNC Foundations’ Direct Displacement VSC System

Vibro Stone Columns are currently one of the most commonly used Ground Improvement systems. They are designed to improve the load-bearing capacity of the surrounding soil and reduce excessive settlement. The GEOPIER® GP3® System reinforces poor soils like clay, silt, sand, gravel, and variable fill by using replacement Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) elements.

GEOPIER®, GP3®, and Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) are all registered trademarks of the Geopier® Foundation Company. CNC Foundations installs a comparable Direct Displacement Aggregate Pier / Vibratory Stone Column System. For more information regarding this subject, please contact CNC Foundations today to learn more.

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What are the applications for each ground improvement systems?

CNC Foundations’ VSCs

CNC Foundations’ VSC system is used as a replacement for over-excavation and replacement or deep foundations, including driven piles, drilled shafts or auger cast-in-place piles. Since their creation, Vibro-piers are used to increase bearing capacity, reducing settlement, and mitigating liquefaction.

Ground Improvement Solutions

These Ground Improvement Solutions are used on many different types of projects, such as:

  • Foundations
  • Floor slabs
  • Industrial facilities
  • Storage tanks
  • Slope stabilization
  • Transportation
  • Multi-story buildings
  • Commercial centers
  • Industrial facilities
  • Liquid storage tanks
  • Grain bins and silos
  • Grain elevators
  • Farm buildings for agricultural machinery
  • Wind towers and wind farms

Why CNC Foundations?

At CNC Foundations, we provide technical and constructional support to a wide variety of industries and have done so since 1987. We use a unique and strategic combination of engineering and construction knowledge and have effectively positioned ourselves as a leader in geotechnical construction.

We focus on quality construction and installation, and we pride ourselves on unmatched customer service and engineering support. We believe in helping our clients achieve their goals and find peace of mind.

Machine dumping rock into a Vibratory Stone Column

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