mined-land

Mined Land

Mined Land

We are one of just a few geotechnical firms with the experience of investigating, analyzing, researching, and designing facilities within old mined lands…

Geotech Mined Land

field sampling techniques and innovative drilling

MEG is headquartered in the center of Polk County deep in the heart of phosphate mined and reclaimed lands. It goes much beyond location, however; over the years we have become one of just a few geotechnical firms with the experience of investigating, analyzing, researching, and designing facilities within old mined lands. Our experience with field sampling techniques and innovative drilling in very limited access areas, along with our experience in recognizing and identifying soil profiles associated with previously mined makes us your best choice for field investigations.

Our experience with waste phosphatic clay properties and behavior and our innovative design solutions that provide technically feasible and efficient ways to work with these deleterious soils rather than the easy recommendation for total removal and replacement makes us the right choice to help develop your infrastructure on previously mined and/or reclaimed lands.

PhosphoCrete™


Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. (MEG) has developed an innovative product and method, called PhosphoCrete™, to economically chemically stabilize soft soils on areas previously mined for phosphate. Pockets of soft, phosphatic waste clays (often called ‘slimes’) are highly compressible and weak and may be too extensive and expensive, or time consuming to excavate and replace, sometimes preventing properties in desirable locations from being developed. Through a chemical process PhosphoCrete™ can permanently alter those clays to create a stabilized platform which provides a permanent solid stable platform on which to build.

This MEG propitiatory technology is based on research previously conducted for the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR) in Bartow, Florida, involving some of the world’s leading experts in clay stabilization. MEG has expanded that original research, concentrating on developing mix designs and installation techniques that make the technology cost-effective compared to deep foundations such as pilings, excavating and replacing, or surcharge techniques. This process can usually be performed with a quick turnaround time frame keeping the project from having expensive time consuming related delays.

Before Picture:
Soil Stablilization
After Picture:
Soil Stablilization
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