This local carwash business had been faced with the duration and expense of constructing both a Shoring Wall and a Cast in Place Concrete Wall. Groundforce was contacted for our expertise in Shoring Walls and the client called us to see about an alternative approach.
Soil Nail Wall Design
We gave them a Design/Build proposal to do the job using a permanent Soil Nail Wall. Groundforce Team are experts with Soil Nail Wall and other retaining wall structures.
Here is a collection of some past geotech projects we thought worth noting. We specialize in foundation construction, foundation repair, slope stabilization, and many other geotech and soil engineering services. Groundforce serves the San Diego, Orange County, LA, and Riverside areas.
This is an interesting video showing CAT 259 excavation equipment dropping in on a 1.5 to 1 slope.
The Cat 259 Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.
Thought we would share this one from:
Michael Willhite : Owner/Operator at WILLHITE GRADING & EXCAVATION INC.
Soil nailing is a construction remedial measure to treat unstable natural soil slopes or as a construction technique that allows the safe over-steepening of new or existing soil slopes.
Groundforce can be seen here providing down hole hammer drilling in Temecula, CA. Serpentine Soil Nail Walls are challenging to build but look good when they are finished and provide quality support. This one is for an estate site that will have a pool at the base of the wall.
Our drill crew getting rolling on a Tie Back and Shotcrete Retaining Wall Repair in La Mesa. Structural design by Carl Josephson/Josephson-Werdowatz. Geotechnical Engineering by E. David Colbaugh/Evans-Colbaugh and QC/Materials testing by Christian Wheeler Engineering
Here is some fun footage of a job we just wrapped in in San Diego for an apartment project in the Mission Hills area. Groundforce did all of the Soil Nail Wall Work and Grading. Our guys really did a great job on this one. On to the next job!
After six weeks of street closures and detours to traffic we have just finished
paving our roadway reconstruction project today for the 700 South Strand Project in Oceanside.
The work included demolition of the existing Seawall, utility work, reconstruction of the existing Rip Rap Revetment, Curb/Gutter/Sidewalk Improvements and a new section of Seawall.
Our Client McKellar McGowan Real Estate Development is also putting the finishing touches on the Building side of the job and the road is now open just in time for the Oceanside Triathlon scheduled for this weekend.
Groundforce has been busy getting this slope repair done before El Nino comes knocking on the door. The photo on the front shows our crew putting the final trim on the finished slope face. This project in Encinitas involved extensive Geo-grid reinforced slope reconstruction at 3 adjoining properties. In addition the site storm drainage system was upgraded and new landscaping was installed to help prevent future problems. The project Geotechnical Engineer was Terra Pacific Consultants, Civil Engineering was performed by Coffey Engineering and Construction Management Services were provided by Gilliland Construction Management.
Groundforce is an expert in performing repairs to properties with Drainage and Slope issues and can help property owners prepare and defend themselves against the upcoming El Nino.
Groundforce has completed construction of a Seawall for the City of San Diego in La Jolla. The Seawallwas constructed to prevent bluff erosion and undermining of the new City Lifeguard Station being constructed at the site.
The project required use of limited access drilling equipment. The wall was constructed with a series of tie back anchors and sculpted Shotcrete to simulate the surrounding bluff materials. The project General Contractor was Stronghold Engineering. Geotechnical Engineering was provided by Southern California Soils and Testing. Structural Engineer of Record was BWE/Burkett and Wong.
Working under contract with the City of Alhambra, Groundforce has just completed the Grandview Drive Wall Stabilization Project. The work included installation of 125 Soil Nails, 180 Cubic Yards of Reinforced Shotcrete, Wrought Iron Fencing and a Plaster finish at the shotcrete wall.
The project Geotechnical Engineer was David Colbaugh with Evans, Colbaugh and Associates. Soil Nail wall design was by Ricardo Jordan with Earth Support Systems, Inc.
Ground Force has completed the construction of a Tennis Pavilion at this Custom Estate site in La Jolla. Work included 6,000 Cubic Yards of Grading and Soil Export, construction of a 3800 square foot Soil Nail Wall, Storm Drains and Rip RapChannel Lining. Project Geotechnical Engineering was by Terra Pacific Consultants, Civil Engineering was by Coffey Engineering and Soil Nail Wall Engineering was by Earth Support Systems.
During this time, I found each of the team members to be effective communicators who were able to work cooperatively and efficiently and I was extremely impressed with Mr. Hoffman’s liaison amongst all of the Civil engineers, Soil Mechanics and the very capable Sub-contractors who also worked on our projects. In addition he has a great rapport with the City of Carlsbad’s city officials.
“It has been my pleasure to have worked with Groundforce led by Mr. Dave Hoffman over the past few years on three projects. As a team, I have had the pleasure of working personally with Dave Hoffman and his on-site supervisors Ramon Castanares and Frank Romano.
“I wanted to let you know that your crew has done a great job not only to the slope repairs but also to minimize landscape damage, keeping the work area clean before they leave for the day etc. They have been very polite to all the homeowners that have had concerns and questions. I have received many compliments from the homeowners on the professionalism of your crew”