Like most ground improvement techniques, stone columns are used to reduce settlement and increase load-bearing capacity. They also accelerate soil consolidation as a result of the drainage capacity of the granular materials within the columns which act as pore water pressure evacuation points.
In #Malaysia, Menard Asia has treated the ground of Lebuhraya Pantai Timur Phase 2 by using various ground improvement techniques.
Stone column technology is well suited for the improvement of firm and soft soils (silts, sandy silts, loams, and non-homogeneous soils) as well as non-cohesive soils where enhanced properties are needed.
Stone Columns #SC are formed with various methods using different equipment depending on the depth and diameter of the columns and the parameters of the soil to be improved. The popularity of this method resulted in its widespread use.