Digging in wet ground

 
Gravure, pile du Pont de KEHL, 1860 (collection privée)

In civil engineering and mining it is sometimes necessary to sink shafts or dig tunnels in aquifers (i.e. in soil that contains water). Until the mid-nineteenth century it was not possible to dig through zones of this type, at least not in a safe and controlled manner. This overview will briefly describe the different techniques for digging safely in wet conditions.

 
 
 
 
Jacques Triger’s invention
Published on 26 February 2008 (updated on 27 February 2008)
 
 
Soil freezing
Published on 26 February 2008 (updated on 27 February 2008)
 
Applications of clay slurry
Published on 26 February 2008 (updated on 3 March 2008)
 
Soil treatment
Published on 26 February 2008 (updated on 27 February 2008)