Sinorock provides an all-in-one soil nail wall installation service
Soil Nails consist of closely spaced steel or fiberglass elements installed nearly horizontal as an excavation progresses. Grouting secures the soil nails in place. Soil Nails reinforce the existing ground thereby retaining the natural earth. When combined with a shotcrete facing or a high tensile steel wire mesh, an inexpensive and versatile soil nail wall is created. Soil Nail walls can be constructed in many ground conditions and in areas of limited access.
Aside from schedule and cost advantages, the primary benefit of soil nails is the ability to construct a temporary or permanent wall from the top down, requiring no additional shoring or excavation.
In addition to soil nails, Sinorock installs rock bolts and driven nail elements. Applications include slope stabilization, permanent or temporary shoring, tunnel and rock face stability.
The soil nails we install are generally steel bar type, grouted into near-horizontal pre-drilled holes. We apply reinforced shotcrete or precast concrete facing panels, held in place by bearing plates bolted to the soil nail head.
The tensioned soil nails effectively bind the slope together, creating a solid retaining structure in far less time, and at a much lower cost, than a traditional block-built retaining wall.