Protection of ground-water monitoring wells against frost heave

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doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxvi.2.241
Authors:Gates, William C. B.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Army Environ. Hyg. Agency, Waste Disposal Eng. Div., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, United States
Volume Title:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Source:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 26(2), p.241-251. Publisher: Association of Engineering Geologists, Dallas, TX, United States. ISSN: 0004-5691
Publication Date:1989
Note:In English. 33 refs.; illus. incl. 4 tables, sketch map
Summary:Frost heave damage to grout seals around ground-water monitoring wells for hazardous and solid waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities can present severe environmental as well as expensive remedial problems. For instance, influent surface drainage along the annular well space can contaminate the ground water and mask the actual water quality that the engineering geologist or hydrogeologist is attempting to monitor. When these conditions are right, monitoring wells, grouted with concrete, can be subject to damage from frost heave. The standard well design recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and employed by most engineers and hydrogeologists, works well under conditions not subject to frost heave. However, the concrete apron which mantles the ground surface and forms a pile around the casing is the focal point of the full force of the heaving soil.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Engineering geology; Frost heaving; Ground water; Grouting; Monitoring; Solid waste; Surveys; Waste disposal; Water quality; Water wells; United States; Wells
Record ID:1989058504
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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