Needing a Temporary Works Slope Stability or Retaining Wall Solution for your Project? A Platipus Anchoring System & Solution may well prove to be the most ‘buildable’ and cost-effective option for your project!
The Shear Lock Engineered Slope Retention System is an innovative and cost effective way to protect slopes from potential landslides and to repair existing landslides.
Shear Lock uses tried and true engineering principles combined with the patented* Shear Lock Piles to quickly and efficiently retain unstable material and ‘lock’ the potential shear failure plane.
Many areas especially around road and rail infrastructure are marked by steep and unstable slopes causing landslides to block the road or rail network during frequent storm events. With the Shear Lock system, the slipped soil can be pushed back onto the slope and compacted into place, then stabilised by installing Shear Lock Piles in a predetermined grid pattern.
Shear Lock Conceptual Overview
This 3D diagram shows an overview of the Shear Lock system, and how it works to reinforce slips.
Please note, this is not an installation guide and only acts as a concept.
A small, already existing, embankment slope located in Noosa in Queensland required slope repair and stability. Platipus anchoring systems were used with a geosynthetic permanent erosion control matting for a ‘combination solution.’