Soil nailing is an earth retention technique commonly used to support retaining walls, stabilize slopes, and for excavation support. Installing a soil nail retaining wall in North Carolina provides you with numerous advantages over other land stabilization methods. For example, their relatively short lengths make soil nails a good choice for tight spaces.
They also can be installed faster and more efficiently than other types of shoring systems, meaning you’ll experience less disruption to your routines and save money. In terms of environmental impact, they’re also an eco-friendlier option because they use far fewer materials than other retaining wall systems.
How Soil Nailing Works
In a typical soil nailing project, a soil nail is drilled into the soil strata. Soil nails are typically 4" to 6" in diameter and spaced 4' to 6' apart. Reinforcing material is added and a drainage system is installed. A 4" to 6" layer of shotcrete or other facing material is applied. Foundation Repair Services can install a decorative finish such as carving or staining the finished wall to look like stone or block. We can also install a mesh facing material that allows vegetation to grow, giving the stabilized area a natural appearance.
Applications for Soil Nailing
Soil nailing can be used to:
- Stabilize slopes
- Prevent landslides
- Steepen an existing slope
- Provide earth retention for excavations
- Repair retaining walls
Foundation Repair Services, Inc. works routinely with general contractors in design build scenarios or directly off of the plans provided. Our team's years of experience will keep you on your critical path to completion for projects in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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