Soil nails can be made of fibre glass or tension-resisting grouted steel. The tool for placing nails into the ground is small. This eliminates most access issues because excessive weight from machinery is not a consideration.
Options for Ground Stbilisation Systems in Australia
A wide variety of techniques, tools, and processes exist to stabilise rocks, soil, and open excavation areas, and mining tunnels. Experienced professionals are required for correct planning, preparation, and implementation of ground stabilisation. There are process options for new construction, existing buildings, and land formations. One technique for earth retention is called soil nailing.
Soil nails can be made of fibre glass or tension-resisting grouted steel. The tool for placing nails into the ground is small. This eliminates most access issues because excessive weight from machinery is not a consideration. Areas that are high can be accessed via crane scaffolding from the bottom, or ropes from the top.
How it Works
Nails penetrate the ground to stabilize and strengthen soft soil. This technique can either be temporary or permanent, and is used successfully in uncovered soil and existing structures. 3D modeling is used prior to working on existing buildings for safety reasons. Nails can cause problems if they interfere with buried utilities, previous retention systems, and ground water.
A Process Example
One versatile process that is used for construction, mining, slope stabilization, and tunneling is called shotcreting. Shotcrete is an alternative in situations where traditional concrete cannot be used. The process entails projecting concrete pneumatically through a hose onto a surface. This is done at high velocity so the concrete is compacted as it is placed.
Due to that fact, shotcreting services can be completed on vertical, horizontal, or overhead spaces with minimum disruption of mess to the surrounding area. Management of the process from beginning to end is provided by the company. The cost-effective solution is available in many finishes, including architectural ones, making it ideal for civil construction and residential projects.
Advancements in the Materials
Materials for shotcreting have advanced to include special fibers in the mix to strengthen the concrete. This eliminates the need for expensive steel mesh reinforcement in most projects. Mesh is still used for mining and slope stabilization purposes for added safety.
Ground stabilization is a crucial component of any new projects, and can be used to save existing ones. Safety and environmental protection applications are also essential. Explore all available options when faced with challenging projects.