I know this topic is a bit of a political lightning rod, but I recently came across this video and was impressed with the innovative approach to constructing the foundations for the US Border Wall. I’ve seen the DeWind One-Pass Trencher used for cutoff walls before, but this is a great application of the technology. They essentially create a mass-mix soil-cement foundation block about 8 feet below grade by 6 feet wide just inches from the border. Then they come back and cut a key slot down the middle to pour concrete and embed the above-ground portion of the wall. Pretty slick. I wonder if there are other applications for this technology for wall foundations?
I came across this video that introduces DAT Instruments, an Italian Company that builds dataloggers for geotechnical construction such as grouting, jet grouting, soil mixing, diaphragm walls and more. DAT Instruments Company Video [Source: YouTube. […]