The most effective measures to control landslips take the form of drainage tunnels for intercepting and disposing of sub-surface streams or springs in the vicinity of sliding areas. Tunnels may be up to 2,000 ft. in length or they may be only 50 ft. Where sub-surface drainage is essential it can be effected by constructing intercepting subsoil drains in the form of corrugated-iron piping or earthenware pipes back-filled with crushed stone. Pipes can also be used to drain the slide itself. If, however, these measures are ineffective, either singly or together, drainage tunnels offer the most likely means of curing the disorder.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1945-12-14

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 614-615
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  • Accession Number: 00037946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM