Wick drains, also known as Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD) are prefabricated geotextile filter-wrapped plastic strips with molded channels. These act as drainage paths to take pore water out of soft compressible soil so it consolidates faster, often from decades to months.
What Wick Drains Are
Band-Shaped Plastic Core Wrapped in a Geotextile Fabric
How Wick Drains Work
Create a Preferred Drainage Path for Pore Water Pressure Evacuation
Why Use Wick Drains
Expedite Construction, Limit Long-Term Settlement
Farrell Design-Build Companies, Inc.
Date – 20th October 2022
Time – 12.30 AM IST
Mr. Martin Taube (Vice President- BD), Menard USA
Mr. Brian McGlynn (Regional Estimation Engineer). Menard USA