STUDY ON STRENGTH ESTIMATION OF SOIL CEMENT USED IN THE EMBEDDED PILE METHOD BY ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY MEASUREMENT
Keywords:Soil cement, Embedded pile, Electrical resistivity, Quality control
Problems caused by poor quality control and quality assurance of the pre-boring embedded pile construction, such as on domestic apartment house are still occurring nowadays. An adequate consideration for invisible risks inside or below the ground is important in pile foundation construction therefore the demand for advanced and reliable quality assurance is increase in the future. In this research, to understand the quality of the construction at early stage, the compressive strength of cement-soil mixture of pile construction after 28 days is estimated using electrical resistivity value of the mixture. More accurate measurement for electrical resistivity value is conducted by inserting the electrodes without using potassium chloride solution as a catalyst. The result showed that there is a certain tendency in the electric resistivity value at the early age regarding to the type of soil (sand, clay) mixed in. The most accurate estimation was achieved from the electric resistivity value at the first day and several days onwards, and from the compressive strength after 3 days.