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Erosion control

Here is an examples of erosion control. The backyard on this house was sliding downt he hill. The two elements that needed to be overcome with this situation were water and weight. Our soulution was a combination of high tension tie-backs and a light weight structual fill. First, we removed the loose dirt from the bank and installed the tie backs this involves drilling holes into the hillside, inserting tie backs, filling the holes with a grout, then placing the tie-back beam. After the hill is secured with the tie back beams, the weight would be the greatest contributor to continued erosion. To combat that, we rebuilt the bank with styrafoam blocks. After they are in place and the hillside is backfilled, you wouldn't even know they were there and the hillside will stay on the hill.

 

 
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Caption: A view of the sliding backyard
 

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Caption: We began by removing the sliding material
 

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Caption: A bigger machine digs into the slope
 

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Caption: Here we see the holes being drilled into the slope in which the tie backs will be installed.
 

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Caption: Here you can see the high tension anchors sticking out of the side of the hill.
 

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Caption: The side of the hill is prepared for the tie back plate
 

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Caption: The tie plate is formed in
 

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Caption: This is how it looks when it is complete and secured to the hillside.
 

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Caption: Here you can see the the tie backs were stepped up the hill.
 

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Caption: These are the styrofoam blocks that will be used as fill.
 

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Caption: You can see the blocks stacked against the hill.
 

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Caption: This is the hill as the backfill is beginning.
 

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Caption: Now the backfill is nearly finished. After the job is complete, none of the styrofoam will be visible and the hill will not slide away from the house anymore.