Soil Consolidation

Soil consolidation is a requirement for stable structures in Civil engineering. Achieving soil consolidation requires drainage and time. There are a couple of ways to speed soil consolidation; prefabricated vertical drains and preloads.

Layfield installs prefabricated vertical drains (wick drains) to help speed consolidation of base soils. Wick drains are pressed into soft soils to add drainage to the soil mass so that consolidation occurs quickly. Depending on available time the consolidation of soils under bridge abutments and embankments can be accelerated to meet project requirements. Preloads are another method used to consolidate soft soils. Layfield provides geogrids and other reinforcement materials so that preloads can be built higher and with steeper slopes.

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Layfield Construction Products supplies geosynthetics and industrial fabrics products. We offer supply-only products for many different industries across North America and internationally. We are leaders in the supply of geosynthetics servicing large customers, moving over 800 truckloads a year. Layfield Construction Products is also one of the largest distributors of geotextiles, moving over 100 million square feet a year. We also specialize in the supply of polyethylene film and industrial fabrics products.

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Layfield Awarded U.S. Distribution Rights For E’GRID Biaxial Geogrids

October 3, 2014

San Diego, Calif., September 16, 2014 – Layfield Construction Products, a business unit of Layfield Group Ltd., has been awarded the rights to distribute E’GRID® Biaxial Geogrids in the United States, reinforcing the company’s position as a leading provider of polypropylene geogrids for use in road-building applications. 

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