Wicks has the capability to improve soils by means of compaction. The benefit of soil compaction is not only a greater load bearing capacity for the soil, but also a reduction of residual settlement and improved safety against liquefaction during earthquakes. Wicks can perform surface compaction to improve soil conditions.
For intermediate soil depths, we employ compaction hammers attached to excavators. These machines provide a cost-effective tool for compacting soil to depths of up to 8 m, depending on the hammer weight.
Shallow soil layers (1 to 2 m) are compacted effectively using tractor-towed Broons rollers, which deliver blows to the ground resulting in compaction.