The most common way of preventing the occurrence of liquefaction are foundation soil improvement methods. One type of improvement is to replace the susceptible soil with the appropriate amount of gravel. A more favourable form of the granulometric soil curve in a narrower location is obtained in this way.
How to Prevent Liquefaction?
Liquefaction is a phenomenon that occurs when water-saturated soil loses its strength and stiffness due to an increase in pore water pressure. It can lead to catastrophic damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure when it occurs. To prevent liquefaction from occurring, there are several measures that can be taken.
The first step in preventing liquefaction is to assess the risk of liquefaction in the area of the proposed structure. The assessment should take into account the soil type, the depth at which the water table is located, and the seismic activity in the area. A geotechnical engineer should be consulted to determine if the soils in the area are prone to liquefaction.
Once the risk of liquefaction has been determined, measures can be taken to reduce the risk. These measures include providing drainage and increasing the compaction of the soil. The drainage should be designed to prevent an increase in water pressure, while the compaction should be done to increase the strength and stiffness of the soil.
Another way to reduce the risk of liquefaction is to use deep foundations. These foundations are typically driven deep into the ground and are designed to transfer the load of the structure to a deeper, more stable layer