Protecting Your Home From Slope Failure
If your home is located on a hill or adjacent to a slope, protecting your home from slope failure should be a top priority. Our services help protect your home against:
- Slope failure
- Boulder wall failure
- Slope creep
- Slope erosion
The TECCO® high-tensile mesh slope stabilization system is ideal for protecting homes and buildings adjacent to steep slopes. TECCO® boulder netting provides a flexible alternative to concrete and shotcrete barriers. The TECCO® steel wire mesh adapts to the topography, preventing rock slides and deformations. Fast installation means less worrying for you and quicker protection for your home. The high-tensile mesh is practically invisible once vegetation grows around it. And compared to shotcrete, the TECCO® slope stabilizer has a significantly lower CO2 footprint.
Protecting your home from rockfall is a challenge for homeowners. A high tensile steel mesh rock drape can help control rock movement. Our slope technicians anchor the rock drape to the top of the slope. Cable anchor securely fasten the drape. Loose rock is trapped behind the drape, rather than barreling down the slope and gaining momentum as it hurtles toward your house. The loose rock trapped by the drape slides down to the bottom of the slope, keeping your house out of harm’s way.
Rock fall prevention is often the best defense against rock fall damage to homes. In some cases, shotcrete facing can be applied as a temporary protection of exposed rock surfaces. Shotcrete can also be used to permanently cover slopes to prevent erosion or deterioration. Fiber-reinforced shotcrete provides enhanced slope protection.
Soldier piles and lagging stabilizes slopes prevents catastrophic damage using vertical steel piles and horizontal lagging. The steel piles are driven or drilled into the earth at regular intervals. Wood, steel or concrete panels are inserted, forming an effective wall barrier against slope failure, falling rocks and other slope debris.
Soldier pile walls are also used for temporary and permanent excavation shoring. When making an excavation adjacent to an existing structure or roadway, an anchored soldier pile wall can be installed to secure the existing structure and protect those working in the excavation below. Depending on the depth of the excavation and the soil characteristics, sometimes a cantilevered soldier pile wall can be installed which basically means there are no tiebacks required, i.e. the soldier piles are embedded deep enough below the bottom of the excavation to support the soil above without the need for tiebacks.