Tremie Concrete Placement, Wolf Creek Dam Cutoff Wall


  • The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: Tremie Concrete Placement, Wolf Creek Dam Cutoff Wall

Author(s): Terence C. Holland, Ben C. Gerwick, Jr., and Joseph R. Turner

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 4

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 26-34

Keywords: concrete construction; concrete dams; diaphragms (concrete); mix proportioning; placing; tremie concrete; underwater construction.

Date: 10/1/1982

Reviews the placement of tremie concrete during the construction of a 278-ft deep cutoff wall through an earth-fill dam. The tremie concrete mixture and placement techniques are examined in detail in an attempt to discover the cause of zones of nonhomogeneous concrete found in a portion of the elements making up the wall. The findings are applicable not only to cutoff wall construction by tremie but also to all confined, deep tremie concrete placements*.