The CSM-method combines features of the diaphragm wall technique and the MIP-method, as well as offering some additional benefits: the use of modified, high-performance cutters means soil mixing is possible even at very great depths and in very densely packed soils. The method also enables even greater wall thicknesses and higher levels of reinforcement to be attained. Accordingly, in addition to the applications described for the MIP-method, the CSM-method is suitable in particular for securing very deep excavation pits or for reinforcing high dams and dykes.