An Introduction To Ground Stabilisation

What is Ground Stabilisation?

Ground stabilisation is a technique used in the construction industry to make the ground more stable for buildings or other structures. It can be used in various ways, including adding piles to the ground, building walls underground or constructing retaining walls.

The technique is often used when there are problems with soil and groundwater levels and when there is an issue with surface water run-off. Ground stabilisation helps to increase stability and reduce risks from landslides and other hazards that may be caused by unstable ground.

Ground Stabilisation



How Ground Stabilization Can Prevent Slippage

The ground stabilisation process is essential in preventing slippage and safeguarding property. When a slope is not stabilised correctly, it can become susceptible to slippage.

Slippage is a natural process where the soil on the slope moves downwards. Many reasons can cause slippage, but the most common is an accumulation of mud and water. As a result, the ground becomes unstable and starts to slide down. This can lead to a landslide which can be very dangerous for people living in the area. Ground stabilisation is considered an effective solution for this issue. This can lead to property damage and loss of life in extreme cases. Ground stabilisation is an effective solution for preventing landslips and safeguarding property.


What are the Different Methods of Ground Stabilization?

There are many different methods of ground stabilisation. However, the most common and well-known methods include:

  • Soil nailing – is one of the most common methods and involves drilling large steel rods into the side of the slope and covering with a slope stabilisation mesh to create a secure mass.
  • Rock anchoring – used to stabilise things such as cliff edges and deep ground rock. This is done by drilling large metal bars, called rock anchors, deep into the centre of the mass, where it can gain security. This stability is then spread across the rock exterior using several other rock anchors connected with a strong mesh.
  • Shotcreting – this method of securing a slope involves using a high-pressure nozzle to spray concrete at supporting steel meshes to create a strong retaining wall or structure to hold the mass in place.


Choosing a Method of Ground Stabilising that Works for Your Needs

There are various methods of ground stabilising, and this article has given a brief overview of the main types. However, this decision needs to be made with care, as various factors need to be considered.

At Condor Projects, we are expert ground stabilisation contractors and we’ve worked on everything from protecting canals to strengthening listed bridges. We can take on any challenge, no matter how large, small, niche or just plain tricky. Whenever you have an area of land that requires an expert eye, simply contact our team, and we’ll carry out a site visit that will determine what needs doing and how to achieve it quickly and cost-effectively.