Dewatering and Groundwater Control

  • J. Patrick Powers
Chapter

Abstract

Whenever excavation must take place below the water table, groundwater affects the project. It affects the function and design of the facility, and the cost of its construction. Groundwater is a frequent cause of disputes between the owner and the contractor. Dewatering by unsuitable methods can under some conditions cause damage to adjacent properties, and result in third party litigation. Under some conditions dewatering may be harmful to the environment. Activities involving groundwater are closely regulated in many areas. The process of obtaining permits is often tedious, and sometimes authorities require special procedures that can be expensive.

Keywords

Water Table Observation Well Ground Freezing Saturated Thickness Deep Excavation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. ASCE (1988), Avoiding and Resolving Disputes in Underground Construction, ASCE, New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  2. Akin, J. E. (1982), Application and Implementation of Finite Element Methods, Academic Press, New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  3. Baker, W. H. (ed.) (1982), Grouting in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  4. DOT (1976), Better Contracting for Underground Construction, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, DOT-TST-76-48, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  5. Bickel, J. and Keusel, T. R. (1982), Tunnel Engineering Handbook, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  6. Cedergren, H. (1968), Seepage, Drainage and Flow Nets, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  7. Driscoll, F. (ed.) (1986), Groundwater and Wells, 2d ed., Johnson Division, St. Paul, Minn.Google Scholar
  8. EPA (1979), Slurry Trench Construction, EPA-540/2-84-001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio.Google Scholar
  9. Harr, M. (1977), Mechanics of Paniculate Media, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  10. Karol, R. (1983), Chemical Grouting, Marcel Dekker, New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  11. Krynine, D. and Judd, W. (1957), Principles of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  12. Maishman, D. (1975), Ground freezing, Methods of Treatment of Unstable Ground, F. G. Bell, ed., Newnes-Butterworths, London.Google Scholar
  13. Maishman, D. and Powers, J. (1982), Ground freezing in tunnels—three unusual applications, Third International Symposium on Ground Freezing, ISGF, Hanover, N.H.Google Scholar
  14. NAVFAC DM-7 (1971), Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  15. Pequignot, C. A. (1963), Tunnels and Tunnelling, Hutchinson and Co., London.Google Scholar
  16. Powers, J. P. (1981), Construction DewateringA Guide to Theory and Practice, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  17. Powers, J. P. (ed.) (1985), DewateringAvoiding Its Unwanted Side Effects, Underground Technology Research Council, ASCE, New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  18. Powers, J. P. and Burnett, R. G. (1986), Permeability and the field pumping test, In Situ ′86 Specialty Conference, ASCE, Blacksburg, Va.Google Scholar
  19. Richardson, H. W. and Mayo, R. (1975), Practical Tunnel Driving, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  20. Sanger, F. J. (1968), Ground freezing in construction, Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE, 94, No. SM-1, Proc. Paper 5743, pp. 131–158.Google Scholar
  21. Walton, W. (1970), Ground Water Resource Evaluation, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar
  22. Walton, W. (1987), Ground Water Pumping Tests, Lewis Publishers, Inc., Chelsea, Michigan.Google Scholar
  23. Xanthakos, P. (1979), Slurry Walls, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Patrick Powers
    • 1
  1. 1.AQUON Ground Water EngineeringUSA

Personalised recommendations