Soil Nail Walls are constructed from the top down. The construction sequence for the typical Soil Nail Wall includes:
Initial excavation of up to 5 feet deep depending upon design parameters and soil conditions.
Installation of the first row of helical soil nails to the required angle of inclination, torque and embedment lengths.
Placement of drainage system (if required).
Placement of wall reinforcement and bearing plates.
Placement of shotcrete to the required wall thickness.
Allow for cure time and then repeat the sequence for successive rows of soil nails.
Continue the process until the final design depth (wall height) is achieved.
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Geotechnical Shoring FAQs
What Is Commercial Shoring?
Shoring refers to a number of processes that support a building or foundation and prevent it from collapsing. Shoring tends to be temporary solution used during the construction phase of a project. For instance, if you are doing a renovation and you need to remove walls or supporting columns, you may use shoring to hold the existing ceilings in place. Similarly, if you make a trench for construction purposes, shoring may be installed to prevent the trench from collapsing on the workers.
What Is Geotechnical Shoring?
Geotechnical shoring goes a step further than traditional shoring, and it involves geotechnical elements. Geotechnical engineering takes into account the makeup of the soil and rocks below the surface, and those details determine which type of shoring methods needed to be used. For instance, if the soil is exceptionally sandy or clay filled, it may require different shoring elements. Beyond that, geotechnical shoring takes into account natural slopes, human deposits, and how machinery moving through the area is going to affect the shoring.
What Are Options for Geotechnical Shoring?
Depending on the needs of the project, geotechnical shoring may include soldier piles, pneumatic shoring solutions such as jacks, or timber and aluminum shoring materials. Additionally, chemical grouting, soil nails, and sprayed concrete may also be used.