Subgrade Solutions Value Engineering is a client centered, organized effort directed at analyzing soil features and foundation design for the purpose of achieving superior structural support at the lowest cost of ownership of the foundation solution, while exceeding performance, quality, reliability, and requirements.
The value engineering process can be time sensitive especially in regard to your foundation design. The most efficient way to implement an aggregate pier ground improvement begins during feasibility and budgeting - as the savings with aggregate piers can begin before construction even starts.
It is important to consider the total cost of ownership of your foundation/ground improvement solution. Certain methods, though economical to perform, can increase costs in other areas such as concrete, rebar, and even additional fill material - eliminating any savings from initially performed installations.