Wind turbines are tall, slim structures with load-bearing pieces that sit high above their bases and need a firm foundation to help them stay upright. Oftentimes, the soil below the proposed structure is collapsible. This leaves engineers a few options to prevent settlement – create a deep foundation system or improve the soil conditions.
Deep foundation services don’t often work for wind turbine foundation projects as they can become very costly. In those cases, CNC Foundations provides ground improvement services that stiffen and strengthen the ground in and around the foundation. We use vibratory stone columns (VSCs), vibratory concrete columns (VCCs), aggregate piers, or displacement piles to create ground improvement solutions for wind turbine foundations. How do you know whether your turbine needs deep foundation or ground improvement services? We assess your project and help you select the right services to improve your foundation.