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Slope Stabilisation

Our long reach excavators can reach up to 30 metres and are correctly counter-balanced to ensure stability on embankments. The larger machines are capable of handling soil nailing rigs and masts in excess of 2 tonnes.

Projects in the rail industry, landfill and waste disposal facilities together with water industry sectors are included in our experience, using specialist attachments for cutting, profiling and drilling on steep slopes.

Please do call us to discuss your individual requirements or you may also like to review our case studies and project list of recent work below.

Recent Projects:

  • Reprofiling, Standish Cutting, Gloucestershire
  • Slope stabilisation, Swanage
  • Drilling of soil anchors, Severn Valley Railway
  • Highway stabilisation using soil nails, Gatwick
  • Rock face profiling and drilling of anchors, Somerset
  • Soil nailing to highway embankment, Gloucestershire
  • Soil nailing to railway cutting at Crewe, Cheshire
  • Rail slope stabilisation, compaction and re-profiling, Bristol
  • Installation of spillway erosion control blocks, Brent Reservoir, London 
  • Auguring of mini piles for embankment stabilisation, WCML
  • Placing of geotextiles to embankment structures, M6 Toll road

Case Studies - Slope Stabilisation

  • Severn Valley Railway Landslip Repair >

    Repairs to the access constrained slopes of the full scale Victorian steam railway, by the River Severn, required drilling anchors into the sandstone embankment. Read More
  • Standish Cutting Reprofiling >

    A major earthworks scheme was developed to stabilise the rail embankment at Standish Cutting after movement of the slope. Long reach solutions were required to minimise disruption to rail services. Read More
  • Great Western Mainline Slope Stabilisation >

    BAM won a major rail embankment scheme in Wiltshire on the main east to west line to London which included heavy earthworks as part of a stabilisation package along an 800m section.  These were early enabling works as part of the electrification of the Great Western Mainline. Read More
  • Hooley Cutting Soil Nailing >

    Hooley cutting, site of the 'Surrey Iron Railway, is a 170 year old 30m deep earth structure, that experiences gravel deposit slips each year which has caused de-railments in the past. Read More
  • Gatwick Spur Slope Stabilisation >

    The busy and essential Gatwick Spur link road to the airport required a stabilisation scheme and as the primary access route to the airport it was essential that repairs were carried out with minimal disruption. Read More
  • Rail cutting - Rock slope stabilisation and re-profiling Chipping Sodbury >

    The potential movement of the steep rock faces on this rail cutting required stabilisation works. Two years of planning enabled trains to be diverted and allow a 9 day blockade on the line for the main works. Read More
  • Rail embankment stabilisation near Bristol >

    The Great Western Main Line north of Bristol Parkway station passes through a cutting prior to entering two running tunnels.  Investigation proved that stabilisation was need to safeguard the tracks.  WM Plant assisted with the re-grading of the slopes. Read More
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