Cornwall has over 700 kilometres of beautiful rocky coastline, as well as thousands of historic quarries, and many more exposed rock slopes. How can I be sure my property will be safe from landslides, landslips and rockfall?
Slope Stability Southwest offer a range of bespoke assessments, surveys, and safety inspections to provide peace of mind for homeowners, as well as risk assessment and design input for property developers on rocky or sloping sites. We can also provide assurances for mortgage providers, insurance companies and for the purposes of property sales and conveyance.
The walkover inspections are undertaken by Chartered Engineering Geologists – who can take a good look at your property of site, and look for signs of ongoing, historic, or imminent landslides, landslips or rockfall. We can also assess of other risk factors, such as structural loading of a slope, animal activity (burrowing) or surface or groundwater saturation.
Our geologists are very experienced, having undertaken hundreds of such inspections, and as we generally work in Cornwall and the southwest, so we have developed a deep and comprehensive understanding of the landscape, the geology and the coastline.
We will also undertake a comprehensive desk study assessment of the site to understand the site history, to look at the geology and hydrology (surface and groundwater) of the site, and to assess whether there is a history of landslides, landslips or rockfall. Slope Stability Southwest have access to both modern and historic maps, photographs and geological plans.
Where it is required, Slope Stability Southwest can undertake detailed computer analysis of sloping sites and rock slopes using advanced and specialist computer software. If you are involved in a new build or property development, and you are in need of detailed design and assurance, Slope Stability Southwest are here to help!
What are the causes of landslides, landslips and rockfall?
In coastal environments, the risk of rockfall and landslides can be influenced by a combination of geological, topographical, and environmental factors. Here are some of the key considerations:
Slope Stability Southwest have the expertise and experience to help, we are friendly, knowledgeable and cost effective. Take a look at our services and if you have any questions or concerns, give us a call and speak to an experienced geologist, all phone consultations are free of charge and without obligation.
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