Slope stabilisation: important things you need to know

At Condor, we have various specialist ground stabilisation services to meet specific location requirements. Slopes often need stabilising and repairing as they are logistically and physically challenged. Gravity and weather conditions can cause severe issues within slope structures. 

We’ve collected some helpful information to illustrate the importance of slope stability, what causes issues with slope strength and reliability, and how can Condor Projects achieve this.

What are the common causes of slope failure? 

Several different factors can contribute to slope failure or erosion. It’s important to be aware of environmental and third-party influences that can cause slope failure. 

  • The steepness of a slope 
  • Water drainage 
  • Soil composition
  • Joints and fractures 
  • Erosion over time due to rainfall or drought 
  • Earthquakes 
  • Third-party influences like infrastructure, construction or traffic 
  • Strength or heaviness of materials on a slope over a long period of time

What methods are used for Slope Stabilisation? 

Condor Projects uses several methods to implement slope stabilisation effectively. Depending on your specific slope concerns, we can provide solutions specially tailored to your particular project. Thanks to our extensive range of specialist machinery, we’re able to offer different ground stabilisation services; 

 

  • Soil nailing – this is an extremely common option due to its applicability to a wide range of different slopes. This process includes drilling steel rods into the side of the problem slope. Once in place, specialist slope mesh is placed over the steel rods to create a much more secure slope.  
  • Rock anchoring – is a technique designed to stabilise more extreme slopes and ground structures such as cliff edges and deep ground rocks. Rock anchoring is achieved by drilling metal bars into the centre of the mass. This provides the structure with greater security and stability, spreading across the rock exterior. Strong mesh material is also used within this technique to distribute stability evenly.  
  • Shotcreting is a method that secures a concerning slope effectively by utilising a high-pressure nozzle to distribute concrete at supporting steel mesh to create an even stronger retaining wall or structure to keep the slope from moving effectively.

 How effective is slope stabalisation? 

 

If you’re unfamiliar with slope stabilisation or the requirements needed for a successful reinforcement project, ground stabilisation can seem unnecessary. 

However, those that are well accustomed to the need for slope structure maintenance will understand the importance of appropriate slope stabilisation. Whether it’s for commercial, infrastructural or residential locationsl, ensuring sloped ground or embankments are safely managed and maintained is essential. 

At Condor Projects, our expert team members are trained to provide you with the most effective solution that is reflective of the location, budget and specific requirements or constraints. Choosing to invest in appropriate slope stabilisation before large structural concerns arise is the most cost-effective way to maintain and manage the slope area without risking usability or safety in the long run. 

Slope stabilisation completed by Condor Projects is incredibly effective as we tailor our solutions and services to meet the specific needs and requirements of a particular project. We apply bespoke machinery and specialist techniques to ensure appropriate and long-lasting slope stabilisation is achieved. 

Speak to the team at Condor Projects today for more information about our expert slope and ground stabilisation services.