Been asked for my opinion on an issue where developer's engineers are
refusing to install a cellular confinement system on the basis that it
will be unstable. Instead - and here's an irony - they want to remove
topsoil and install some kind of substrate instead. A no-dig dig system,
if you like.
Can't see how this makes sense and wonder what the experience of others
is? Is this a tenable argument or a cost-saving exercise?
Thanks in anticipation,
Hi Alan, no it doesn't seem to make much sense. That would be a dig
system then. I think perhaps the engineers in question are not familiar
with cellular confinment systems and have not (or do not want to) engage
with the problems/requirements of installing one successfully. You
haven't said if the topsoil is particualrly light/friable? If so they
may be concerned about the CBR (or they may just be trying it on). There
are some case studies where cc has been used on some pretty dodgy
surfaces and given that the'yre meant to spread the load that's not
I guess that some fairly understated dialogue with the developer (i.e.
you are unlikely to get your consent if the detail is not correct) may
well result in either a change of engineer or a change of heart.
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