A SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF REMEDIAL MEASURES FOR EARTH SLOPE STABILIZATION

The results of a literature survey undertaken to identify remedial measures which have been used to stabilize earth slopes are presented. In this review attention is directed to specific case histories and field conditions where the remedial measures were actually used. The remedial measures reviewed include drainage of surface and subsurface water, restraint structures, elimination and avoidance of the slide area, benching and slope flattening as well as a number of special procedures including electro-osmosis, thermal treatment and addition of stabilizing admixtures. Of the procedures reviewed drainage of surface and subsurface water appears to be the most widely and successfully used technique. However, the success of each measure depends to a large degree on the specific soil and groundwater conditions for the slope and the degree to which these are correctly recognized in an investigation and design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    Division of Planning and Research, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763
  • Authors:
    • Schweizer, R J
    • Wright, S G
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt 161-2F Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1976 12:00AM