Hershleder, William Consulting Construction Engineer, New York, New York.
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A method of keeping an excavated area dry by intercepting the flow of groundwater with pipe wells located around the excavation area. Intercepting the flow before it reaches the excavated area also improves the stability of the edge of the excavation, permitting steeper bank slopes and often eliminating the need for supporting or shoring the banks. See also: Construction methods; Groundwater hydrology; Well
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