The work consisted of stabilizing 6 m to 10 m high slopes on a stretch of 200 linear metres. The height of the slopes and the difficult access to the work site were the main issues to be considered for the stabilization concept, and all with the objective of achieving long-term sustainable work while respecting environmental standards.
In order to reach this goal, our team of specialists pushed the limits of what was already done in Quebec by combining two stabilization techniques involving green gabion and rocker anchors. A green gabion weight wall with an inclined facade was installed in the lower part of the slope in combination with a slope stabilization system using rocker anchors every 2.0 m and reaching a depth of 5.0 m. The whole of the stabilization structure will be completely vegetated, and the anchoring method makes it possible to preserve the mature trees already in place on the slopes benefiting from the stabilizing effect of their root network.
Through this project, The S.M. Group International Inc.’s geotechnical and eco-engineering specialists are once again demonstrating their ability to offer innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions that are up to the challenges of today’s world.