Soil nailed slope at Monktown, Co. Cork

It’s always great to see one of our designs put into practice. The photos in this post show a slope rehabilitation project recently completed using soil nail reinforcement techniques in Monkstown, Co. Cork. The slope was designed in accordance with BS 8006-2:2011 (Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils. Part 2: Soil nail design) and was constructed using Ischebeck Titan hollow bars and PVC-coated hexagonal steel wire mesh. Sacrificial and production soil nail testing was carried out to confirm the design assumptions made. A particular challenge for the contractor was the management of traffic on the busy single carriageway road at the toe of the slope. Zero tail swing plant were employed to great effect and the practicality of the project would have been very different without the utilisation of modern zero tail swing excavators and MEWPs. The slope is slowly beginning to green up and will blend into the landscape in due course.