Vertical Wick Drains

Vertical wick drains can greatly reduce the preload time by providing a drainage matrix to the soil mass. The shorter the distance to a drainage path, the faster the soil mass will drain. Vertical wick drains can be as short as 20 feet to as deep as 150 feet and are usually installed in a triangular pattern with 5 foot spacing. For more information on vertical wick drains and to see if they are right for your next construction project, please contact Layfield today.

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