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Wick drain installation considerations

Wick drain installation considerations at one of the largest wick drain projects carried out in North America to date.

Features | October 1, 2022 | By: Michael Etezad, Ben Riddell, Ken Bocking, Dennis Becker, Travis Pastachak, Jason Bell, Erik Wimmelbacher and Steve Boileau

Figure 1. Prefabricated vertical wick drain installation at Rainy River Wick drains are one of the most common and cost-efficient ground improvement techniques for soft fine-grained soils. Over the years, there has been substantial development on wick drain design methods; however, construction considerations may have not been sufficiently considered during the design phase. Failure to […]


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