residential development

Port Melbourne

This is a large medium density residential development.  The site has many geotechnical challenges including loose demolition fill, over old uncontrolled fill, over loose natural sand, over thick deposits of compressible clay.  A high water table and the presence of old deep footings also had to be considered.  Black Geotechnical conducted preliminary and detailed geotechnical investigations that provided recommendations for Ground improvement by HEIC and preloading, which allowed the adoption of high level footings instead of more expense deep footings.