We are rough grading a large commercial site and have encountered some underground springs--water is bubbling up to the surface. The original ground in these areas was holding water and it was a slough. The contractor pumped the standing water and began removing the saturated ground with the intention of padding in dry clay. There is about 5 feet of fill to be placed in this area which will eventually be a parking lot. When dealing with a spring is it better to try to place a seal of clay over top or would it be better to place a french drain of some sort to drain the water away?
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.
Manufacturers are at a critical juncture. Either they evolve their product processes or get disrupted by new competitors who have been built from the ground up to develop complex systems and products defined by software. Download Now
Savvy engineers have eagerly anticipated the impact of virtual reality (VR) on robot programming technology, as it can dramatically increase productivity by empowering engineers to do their jobs safer and more efficiently. Download Now