What is a PVD ?

  • Prefabricated Vertical Drain - PVD
  • Also called as wickdrain.
  • Used for soil consolidation, settlement instead of sand drains.
  • Typically 95 -100 mm wide by 3 - 5 mm thick
  • Synthetic core wrapped with geotextile
  • The core may be produced from different polymers (PVC, PP, PE or mixtures ...)
  • The geotextile jacket type can differ depending on the producer.
  • There are also many core types in the market.

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