Soil Nailing Gone Wrong

When I was at the Willow Creek Site last week, I came across this interesting little slope stabilization technique…

I believe they call it the ‘Alberta Sneaker Method‘.  Start with a Sneaker, Soil Nail it, and top off with Flexterra.  This being a relatively new method, John is still working on the typicals and studies are ongoing at Colorado State University to see if efficacy rates are affected through shoe type.  Does a tennis shoe provide superior erosion control versus a casual loafer?  These are the things we need to find out before this method can be adopted industry wide.


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