Souffelweyersheim, France 

Close to  Strasbourg, Menard has completed 530 inclusions for the construction of an industrial building. 

At Souffelweyersheim, in the north-east of France, Menard has constructed Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) for the construction of an industrial building. 

The site is made up of backfill at the surface level, with low-density loess at the medium level, and very dense sand and gravel beneath. 

As the depths to be treated were significant, the use of a large configuration ENTECO E500 drilling rig was required to enable depths of 14.5 metres to be achieved. 

The working area also includes a confined area close to the existing building, forcing the teams to be ultra-careful to prevent the concrete hose from touching the roof of the existing building. 

The work took 20 days to complete 180 inclusions beneath strip foundations and 350 beneath ground slabs. 

The Menard group develops foundation solutions based on ground improvement and reinforcement technologies. Its treatments eliminate the need for the deep foundations traditionally used to support surface structures.

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