Analyses of slope stability is a routine part of our work. Following field investigation and / or site reconnaissance, a 2-dimensional model of the slope representing subsurface soil layers and groundwater conditions is made to allow an assessment of the global stability of the site, typically manifested as “Factor of Safety”. When modelling the slope, surcharges such as buildings, roads and parking lots, as well as tension cracks or previous failures will be incorporated into the model.

We provide slope stability assessment and retention design services. Many jurisdictions enforce specific guidelines and regulations for assessment of slopes and design of retention systems in residential areas. Horizon Engineering is familiar with these types of projects and we routinely conduct slope assessments and design retaining wall systems.

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