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.

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Layfield Environmental Containment is a vertically integrated company involved in the manufacturing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of high performance geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. We work with end users, consulting engineers and contractors to deliver products and services that protect the environment. Layfield Environmental Containment has strategic locations across North America and internationally.

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Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced Layfield Geosynthetics was awarded the Highlands 2 Reservoir CSPE Liner and Floating Cover Replacement

November 3, 2021

Layfield Geosynthetics (USA) is pleased to announce the recent award for the supply and installation of a new CSPE liner and floating cover system for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Highland 2 Reservoir.

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