SOIL NAILING

 


Soil nail concept: Unlike the ground anchor that stresses to "seal" the ground, soil nail is "passive", that is, it develops tension only as the ground deforms laterally. Soil nails are normally used to stabilise natural or excavation slopes.

 


Soil nail section

 


Soil nail installation

 


Soil nail installation

 


Testing of installed soil nail. Notice the shotcrete surface is applied.

 

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