2009 – Generating Structural Stability

Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Access to two new houses needed a road in a 3-4m cutting that truncated an old mudslide. Initial investigations by others had resulted in a tragic fatality with Health and Safety lessons for the complete ground engineering industry.

Intégrale’s boreholes revealed a complex Quaternary geology, defining ancient landslips and mudsliding. We completed parametric slope stability analyses and liased with a bored pile contractor to establish a technically and cost effective system of vertical, contiguous bored pile walling. Raking piles were included to resist horizontal loading and overturning.