Before beginning a construction project, soil stabilization, slope stabilization or slip repair may be necessary to create a safe, load-bearing foundation with adequate drainage. KLEIN’s qualified team provides in-depth consultation services to help ensure that your construction project begins with a safe foundation that meets all regulatory requirements.
In the soil stabilization process, KLEIN uses additives such as lime, cement, or bitumen to increase soil strength or prevent road or foundation failure due to weather-related shrink-swell processes. We develop custom plans for each construction project, based on the intended land use and the properties of the soil.
Eroding slopes can lead to dangerous foundation failure issues and may contaminate local groundwater, so properly stabilizing slopes in advance of construction is important. Slope stabilization techniques may include providing a surface cover to the slope, regrading or excavating the slope geometry, reinforcing the slope with structural elements and/or adding drainage for groundwater control.
In cases where an existing embankment has failed, our engineering team works to cost-effectively repair the slip in keeping with local environmental regulations. Slope failure repair techniques may include adding or removing fill, constructing a retaining wall, adding a free-draining granular fill, and/or using additives to stabilize the soil.