Photos of Paul’s Slide and Nacimiento

I have been severely internet challenged, again, but the sun finally cleared my satellite “eye” so I am back on satellite, and a much happier camper. I have been wanting to get these up the last two days, so here they are:

Paul’s Slide above and Nacimiento above. All work is proceeding on schedule (thanks to the good weather).

~ by bigsurkate on March 8, 2017.

5 Responses to “Photos of Paul’s Slide and Nacimiento”

  1. Well that’s a weird looking creature. Glad the internet is up but don’t spend too much time on it, unless you’re wireless. Go get some of that vitamin D!

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  2. i can’t quite figure out what they are doing at paul’s slide.

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  3. They are putting in what they call a “soil nail wall.” It is being covered with something like concrete, but not quite.

    bigsurkate

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  4. The two photos from Nacimiento show the “soil nail machine”. The soil nails significantly increase the apparent cohesion of the soil through their ability to carry tensile loads. A construction facing is also usually required, and is typically shotcrete reinforced by welded wire mesh. That is what you see they are doing in the photos of Paul’s Slide.

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  5. To add, soil nail walls are remarkably strong, but… are not well-suited where there are large amounts of groundwater seeps.

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