Initial investigation and examination of any site is vital to assess the suitability for a designated purpose. In many cases, stability problems can occur due to weakened soil conditions under the surface, which can have serious safety implications.
Slope stability requires an extensive assessment of the soil profile, as well as the relative strength of the underlying soil structure. If a slope is deemed to be potentially hazardous for a specific purpose, then measures can be put in place to stabilise the immediate area.
Water is one of the most important factors when conducting slope stability analysis and can affect different types of soils in different ways. The presence of moisture in certain soil classifications can result in greater erosion propensity and jeopardise the substructure of a slope or embankment.
Confidence in slope stability is essential in any project. A professional assessment by qualified geotechnical engineers allows the appropriate risk assessment and subsequent measures to be put into place to ensure the safe and secure utility of a sloping surface or embankment.More