Bengt B Broms and Per Boman. This paper was first published in GE’s May 1979 edition.
A new foundation method is described in which columns manufactured in situ by mixing unslaked lime with soft clay are used to support light structures and road embankments. The lime columns can also be used as lateral support in excavations instead of sheet pile walls. Methods are presented in the article for calculation of total and differential settlements as well as the consolidation rate.