Soil Nailing

What is Soil Nailing?

Soil Nailing is a form of ground retaining system that can be used as a remedial measure to treat unstable soil slopes or as a construction method that allows safe over steepening. Soil Nailing involves the drilling and grouting of steel nails into an unstable slope or embankment.


Soil Nailing Types:

Ground Anchoring Systems

A Ground anchoring retaining system can be constructed in any of the retaining system styles but also includes additional strength using cables or other stays anchored in the rock/ soil behind it. An anchored system is usually driven into the material with boring. Anchors are then expanded at the end of the cable, by either mechanical means or by pressure grouting.



Shotcreting involves concrete being projected through a hose at a high velocity onto a surface. The shotcrete undergoes placement and compaction at the same time due to the force with which it is projected. It can be projected onto any type or shape of a surface, including vertical or overhead areas.


Rock Netting

Rock Netting acts as a retaining system by acting as a net against slopes that run the risk  of dislodging due to loose material, soil and rocks.


Contact us for Soil Nailing and Soil Stabilisation

If you are in the public sector, a developer or a contractor, and you are considering working with us in relation to retaining systems and soil nailing in particular, contact us in our Dublin office on 01 6310300 or in our Cork office on 021 4345999.