When an area of land begins to show signs of instability, it’s time to get in touch with a specialist geotechnical contractor. Leaving the problem to rectify itself is never the solution, as natural soil erosion and vibrations from passing traffic will only cause the ground to lose its integrity even further.
How does ground stabilisation work?
The most common ground stabilisation techniques are soil nailing and rock anchoring, which are applied according to the type of ground materials and the area’s primary function. Below are seven key benefits that come with choosing ground stabilisation by a team of geotechnical experts.
- It’s cost-effective
No landowner wants the maintenance of their site to cost a packet, so you’ll be pleased to hear that ground stabilisation is an affordable process. This is because there’s no need for excessive digging, redistribution, removal, and replacement of native soil. Instead, the existing ground materials are stabilised using a highly effective process.
- It’s faster than you think
Thanks to ground stabilisation being so efficient, it’s also a very quick process. Soil nailing and rock anchoring are designed to fix the issue quickly and also on a long-term basis without requiring lengthy site preparation and the ordering of new aggregates.
- It can be done at any time of year
We all know what British weather can be like – sunny one day and snowing the next! Luckily for landowners, ground stabilisation projects can be carried out during any time of year, even when it’s wet and windy.
- It’s environmentally friendly
Removing and replacing existing soil and aggregates isn’t just wasteful, it also requires lots of heavy equipment that can disrupt the local ecosystem of your site. Ground stabilisation is different, as the number of vehicles, amount of movement, and levels of noise are significantly reduced.
- It maintains the site’s natural composition
Why remove and replace when the current ground materials can be reinforced? Ground stabilisation means that the native rock and soil remain on your site and are simply strengthened and stabilised using the latest geotechnical engineering techniques.
- It causes less waste
If you were to choose a different approach and have all of that rock and soil removed, not all of it would necessarily be repurposed. On top of this, transporting lorries full of ground materials to a waste management facility will come with a landfill tax that’s added to your bill.
By taking the ground stabilisation route, you’re protecting your bank balance and cash flow as well as the planet.
- It’s a dependable solution
Professional ground stabilisation is chosen by all types of businesses and organisations, from farms and housing developers to highway departments and leisure facilities. The reason behind this is simple: it’s a highly effective long-term solution that will last for generations.
Find out more about ground stabilisation
If you’re interested in exploring soil nailing, rock anchoring, and other forms of ground stabilisation, get in touch with Condor Projects today.