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Soil Nail Walls

Common Uses for Soil Nail Walls
Providing an earth retention system for deep excavations.
Creating permanent retaining walls.
Stabilizing slopes and landslides.
Supporting and strengthening ground around tunnel excavations.
Offering temporary shoring during the repair of an existing wall.
Controlling ground disturbance.
Helping in the preservation of natural areas.
Stabilizing vertical cuts in front of existing bridge abutments during highway widening operations.

Benefits of Soil Nails
Can be installed quickly and with small-scale equipment.
Minimal vibration or displacement of soil during installation.
Less underground easement necessary than with conventional tie-back anchors.
Movement of the wall can be minimized.
Settlement of adjacent buildings can be prevented.
The system can be installed underneath an existing structure, thus saving the lateral space usually required by other sheeting and shoring methods.
Loss of ground can be prevented.
Height of wall is not restricted.
Minimize right-of-way requirement.
Can be constructed with architecturally pleasing precast panels.
Can be used as both temporary and permanent support.
This article comes from NICHOLSON editor released


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