Crib walls are used in all kinds of outdoor environments as they prevent soil on elevated land from slipping, allowing the segmentation of distinct areas. For instance, crib walls are used alongside roads and railway lines to ensure that travel can be made without the risk of incidents caused by shifting ground.
Why do crib walls fail?
The problem with old crib walls is that they eventually become unstable as a result of prolonged exposure to heavy rainfall, soil erosion, vibrations from moving vehicles, and the quality of the crib wall itself. When a crib wall begins to show signs of deterioration, it’s crucial that the landowner contacts a geotechnical engineering specialist.
Restore rather than rebuild
Whether a crib wall is used for hillside farming, leisure facilities, public transportation routes, or private land, its ongoing stability is a hugely important factor.
If you have a crib wall that’s starting to fail, you may assume that it needs to be torn down and a new one built in its place. This is actually an extremely lengthy, costly, and unnecessary approach, as crib walls can almost always be restabilised and restored to their former glory.
How does crib wall stabilisation work?
The process of crib wall stabilisation involves a team of engineers from Condor Projects visiting the site with the appropriate equipment and securing the existing wall using professional rock anchoring techniques.
During the process of stabilising a crib wall, its appearance can also be improved through the installation of a structural layer of galvanised mesh. This gives you the option to plant shrubs, flowers, and other greenery across the surface of the crib wall. As a result, it can end up looking better than ever before and seamlessly complement its local environment.
Why choose Condor Projects?
Condor Projects is one of the UK’s leading geotechnical engineering companies that specialise in crib wall stabilisation. Its team of experienced engineers regularly uses this approach to stabilise existing crib walls, removing the need for tearing down an old one, clearing the site and constructing a replacement.
Aside from minimising the amount of disruption to your site in terms of vehicles, noise, and project timeframe, crib wall stabilisation is also a much more affordable option. It’s guaranteed to bring exceptional long-term results, allowing the area of land to continue being used for its current purpose or an entirely new one.
Speed is of the essence
It can be tempting to leave a crib wall when the initial signs of weakness begin to show, but this will only allow the wall to crumble or shift even further. The key is to get in touch with the geotechnical engineers at Condor Projects right away – the earlier that the team is on-site, the shorter the delivery timeframe will be.
Delaying an inevitable crib wall stabilisation project can result in the land becoming hazardous to people, vehicles, buildings, livestock, and crops, whereas a speedy response enables the land to maintain its usual flow.
Find out more
If you’re interested in finding out more about crib wall stabilisation, take a look at how Condor Projects enabled the retirement community Clementine Court to remain safe and secure for its residents.