Geotechnical engineering and foundation contractor Substruck Ltd recently engaged Ciaran Reilly & Associates to design and provide on-site construction support for a slope rehabilitation project in Monkstown, Co. Cork. Following assessment of the site and the ground conditions, the soil nailing technique was chosen as the most appropriate method to economically repair the slope. Design was carried out in accordance with the best available standards and codes of practice, utilising a limit equilibrium software package to determine the required soil nail spacing and length.

Several sacrificial and production soil nail tests were carried out to confirm the design assumptions made. The slope is slowly beginning to green up and will blend into the landscape in due course.