SOIL NAILS AT SIMEON QUAY
In April 2014 we were awarded the contract to complete repairs to an earthquake damaged retaining wall between Simeon Quay and Bridal Path in Lyttelton Christchurch, through SCIRT for the Christchurch City Council.
Starting work in May; Joe, Gareth & Troy have enjoyed the technical challenges that the winter brings to these shady slopes, and the Marini rock drill has coped well with the very wet ground conditions. All the 150mm diameter soil nails are now installed and successfully tested.
The recent, finer weather has allowed us to install the Maccaferri MacMatR netting onto the face and then we’ll apply the shotcrete. Job done.
Quote of the week comes from Joe: “Definitely a better quality of coffee and groper livers on this side of the Port Hills”.
Thanks to Mark Watson (www.highlux.co.nz) for the photos, some excellent calendar shots there!
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