In order to ensure that retaining structures are designed correctly and fit for purpose, the ground they need to retain and its strength characteristics need to be understood.
Ground investigations are routinely undertaken to ascertain the ground and groundwater conditions present beneath and behind proposed retaining walls. Using in-situ and/ or laboratory testingdata, Ruddlesden geotechnical is able to provide material parameters, including density, angle of shearing resistance and cohesion, for their design.
Large Retaining Wall, Devon
As part of the redevelopment of an existing large, residential property in Chagford, Devon, a large retaining wall was proposed.
Ruddlesden geotechnical were commissioned to undertake a geotechnical investigation and to provide characteristic parameters for design of the wall.
Ruddlesden geotechnical also provided on-going support during construction and inspected the retaining wall excavations to confirm that the ground conditions were as anticipated.