Retaining Structures

Climate parameters affecting ground water and pore pressure fluctuations can, in many cases, trigger slope instability and hence landslide activity. Global warming due to the greenhouse effect and especially changes in precipitation patterns and air temperature might therefore have influences on future landslide activity.

Landslides can be classified into different types on the basis of the type of movement and the type of material involved. In brief, material in a landslide mass is either rock or soil (or both); the latter is described as earth if mainly composed of sand-sized or finer particles and debris if composed of coarser fragments. The type of movement describes the actual internal mechanics of how the landslide mass is displaced: fall, topple, slide, spread, or flow.

Use of Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA®) minimises the possibility of landslide activities. It is the only cost effective solutions to retain structure.