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What is the difference between Jet Grouting and Deep Soil Mixing?

Jet grouting and deep soil mixing are two ground improvement methods used in geotechnical engineering. While both methods improve the properties of soil, their approach and application are different. Jet Grouting  What is Jet Grouting? Jet grouting is a ground improvement method used to create cemented soil columns in the ground. It involves injecting a [...]

What are the Different Types of Retaining Walls?

Retaining walls are important structures in construction that allow for the creation of new developments on uneven terrains. Choosing the right type of retaining wall is crucial for ensuring durability and effectiveness in retaining the soil behind the wall. In this article, we'll explore the various types of retaining walls, their unique features, and the [...]

What are the Basic Rules of Permanent Retaining Wall Design?

Permanent retaining walls play a crucial role in construction as they support the ground and create leveled spaces in areas that previously could not be developed. They are not only functional but can also contribute to the aesthetics of a property. In this article, we will explore the basic rules of permanent retaining wall design [...]

Remembering Harry V. Schnabel Jr. – Celebrating 20 years of his impactful vision in the industry.

December 4, 2023, will mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of our founder Harry Schnabel Jr. This anniversary would be a good opportunity to remember the beliefs and principles that our company was founded on.  Harry started the company with the idea of being the most innovative and productive construction company in the foundation [...]

What is a Secant Pile Wall?

Secant pile walls are typically used to support the ground around an excavation and provide a relatively impermeable barrier to groundwater.  This article details secant pile wall construction, applications, and advantages. Defining Secant Pile Walls  Secant pile walls also referred to as secant piles or secant walls, are a construction technique used to provide rigid [...]


Schnabel has been awarded the 2023 ADSC Safety Award for maintaining an incidence rate below the specialty contractors industry rate in 2022! The recognition is a testament to the company’s commitment to maintaining a healthy workplace for all its employees and subcontractors. This award is presented annually to recognize the outstanding achievement in the combined [...]


Matt Niermann, PE  from Schnabel will be giving a live technical webinar to discuss the Soil Mix Pier Underpinning (SMPU) method on September 6th 2023 at 1:00 PM EST. This webinar will describe the development of this innovative method, including the various technologies that were combined, the design/construction of soil-cement piers, recommendations for quality control/assurance, and [...]

Slope Stabilization Methods

Slopes, whether natural or man-made through excavations, can pose significant challenges due to erosion, landslides, and soil instability. Slope stabilization methods play a crucial role in mitigating potential risks and ensuring the safety of infrastructure and communities. In this article, we'll explore various techniques employed to stabilize slopes and prevent landslides, erosion, and other [...]


Schnabel is excited to be a sponsor at the upcoming 2023 Deep Foundations Institute Slopes, Support, and Stabilization Conference! Join us in Boston, MA from August 8-10, and meet our Schnabel team members who will be present to discuss our cutting-edge landslide and slope stabilization solutions. See you soon at the conference

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