Geopier in action in Guatemala

Geopier Foundations
Published: 24 April 2018

A shopping center in Guatemala required Geopier's GP3® system to improve soft to medium silts.

The result is a reduction in the size of footings to about 30%-50% of their original dimensions as well as settlement control. The Geopier GP3 system allows footing construction right after the Rammed Aggregate Pier® elements are installed, reducing construction times and saving money.

 The Geopier GP3® system uses replacement Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) elements to reinforce good to poor soils, including clay, silt, sand, gravel, and variable fill. The RAP elements are constructed by applying direct vertical ramming energy to densely compact successive lifts of high quality crushed rock to form high stiffness engineered elements. The vertical ramming results in high density and high strength RAP elements providing superior support capacity, increased bearing pressure up to 10,000 psf and excellent settlement control.

Click the video below to see Geopier GP3® On-Site Installation and Animation.


Rammed Aggregate Piers


Geopier, Construction, GP3