This paper describes the failure and repair of a fill slope in La Jolla California. The factors that contributed to the movement of the slope and the damage it caused, are described. One factor in the slope movement, was the silty clay fill derived from Ardath shale, which had a low shear strength. Another factor was the presence of topsoil, which was left in place during the grading operations. The repair consisted of the complete removal of the slope failure mass, and the construction of a fill buttress. This study showed the importance of removing topsoil prior to the placement of fill when constructing a slope.


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  • Accession Number: 00624068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1993 12:00AM