Vertical Wick Drains

Layfield installs prefabricated vertical drains (wick drains) to help drain and consolidate saturated compressible soils.

    Features

    • Speed the consolidation of foundation soils
    • Provides a path for entrained water during settlement
    • Less expensive than staged construction or sand drains
    • Installed by trained Layfield crews

    Applications

    • Speed consolidation of embankments
    • Drainage of silty soils and marine sediments
    • Remove water from underneath preloads
    • Consolidation of tailings deposits
    Vertical Wick Drains Specifications

Product Description

Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVDs) is a unique type of geosynthetic. A PVD consists of a corrugated plastic drainage core wrapped with a suitable heat-bonded non-woven geotextile. The drainage core provides a path for the water of consolidation to move to the surface while the geotextile prevents soil particles from clogging the drainage core. In the vertical application, the wick drains are installed with specialized equipment that drives the strips of wick drain into the ground. Vertical wick drains, in conjunction with a preload, provide a drainage path for water-saturated areas to speed up settlement. Saving the project time and money compared to a preload alone or having to use piles.

Recently Viewed/Related Products

  • Design Services for Geosynthetics

    Layfield provides several design services to engineers and facility owners.

  • Drainage Composites

    Drainage composites, often referred to as drainage board is a prefabricated drainage composite that can provide positive drainage in a very thin layer.

  • HydraNet™ | Geonet/Geocomposite

    HydraNet™ is used to provide lateral trasmission of fluid and gasses in may applications. 

  • Installation and Construction Services

    Layfield is a skilled installer of all geosynthetics products from geomembranes to floating covers to wick drains.

  • Wick Drains

    Wick drains are three-dimensional drainage structures that drain water in vertical and horizontal applications.