Category: Soil Nail Walls
Soil Nails consist of closely spaced steel or fiberglass elements installed nearly horizontal as an excavation progresses. Grouting secures the soil nails in place. Soil Nails reinforce the existing ground thereby retaining the natural earth. When combined with a shotcrete facing or a high tensile steel wire mesh, an inexpensive and versatile soil nail wall is created. Soil Nail walls can be constructed in many ground conditions and in areas of limited access.
Aside from schedule and cost advantages, the primary benefit of soil nails is the ability to construct a temporary or permanent wall from the top down, requiring no additional shoring or excavation.
In addition to soil nails, TBH installs rock bolts and driven nail elements. Applications include slope stabilization, permanent or temporary shoring, tunnel and rock face stability.