Tag: slope stabilization

Slope stability is the potential of soil covered slopes to withstand and undergo movement. Stability is determined by the balance of shear stress and shear strength.

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Huge projects like the widening of US 202 in Pennsylvania span several years and several seasons. Stormwater and erosion control is an important part of the planning process, and a variety of soil erosion control devices play a role. Changing topography and limited highway easements sometimes result in steep slopes

Channel Stabilization and Repair

Channel Stabilization and Repair

The case studies in this article focus on channel stabilization and erosion control along streambanks and other waterways. Channel stabilization and repair usually calls for the use of a channel lining. These safeguards fall into two major categories—soft and hard.

Soft armor, also referred to as flexible or green techniques, consist

Stopping Slope Instability Using GeoGrids

Stopping Slope Instability Using GeoGrids

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Whether seen in the gradual downslope movement of individual grains of sand dragged toward the ocean with each wave from the sea, or a mammoth mountainside boulder, triggered by the weight of a snowpack into a tumbling avalanche, slope instability is a process of nature.

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Whether seen in the gradual downslope movement of individual grains of sand dragged toward the ocean with each wave from the sea, or a mammoth mountainside boulder, triggered by the weight of a snowpack into a tumbling avalanche, slope instability is a process of nature.

Saving Faces

Saving Faces

In most cases, it would be the rare day at work for employees to have to rappel down steep slopes to get to their job site. But that is exactly what Jerry Kallam, vice president of business and development at L&M Supply Co., encountered when he visited the Ecuador airport

Saving Faces

Saving Faces

Extreme Airport Construction In most cases, it would be the rare day at work for employees to have to rappel down steep slopes to get to their job site. But that is exactly what Jerry Kallam, vice president of business and development at L&M Supply Co., encountered when he visited

Before the Levee Breaks

Before the Levee Breaks

Just south of Hattiesburg, MS, lies a power plant owned by the South Mississippi EPA (Electric Power Association). The power plant contains a cooling facility, in which water is circulated through the plant in order to reduce the heat from the plant’s operations. Adjacent to the cooling plant is Black

Armored Stability

Armored Stability

Gone are the days when cementing a stream was the only solution to a tough slope stabilization problem. Streams are systems, and the best ways to fight erosion on their slopes often involves multiple solutions, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station’s Environmental Impact Research Program

Wildfire and Flood

Wildfire and Flood

On the heels of the budget request testimony of the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in April, fires in southern California started blazing in May. The early arrival of fire season in the state-combined with the fact that state firefighters

Going to Extremes

Going to Extremes

Slope stabilization work becomes particularly urgent when an unstable hillside dislodges rocks at heights of several stories and potentially cause injuries or property damage. That was the case in September 2011 in Weston, WV, when general contractor Orders Construction of Charleston, WV, was awarded a contract to eliminate the potential

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