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Experience:  Structural Engineer
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New House build into a steep sloopwe have a lot of earth

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New House build into a steep sloop
we have a lot of earth to move, approx 200m3 first phase 100m3 higher up second phase
before retaining wall in place we will have cut back to 3 to 4 m high with a perimeter of 36m
considering cutting back a bit further around 2m at top as a sloop to retain until retaining wall built, then back fill with soil spillage from second phase.
Earth material seems stable from the existing 30 degree sloop, have cut back last year 1.5 to 2m high without any slippage.
Please offer opinion on viability of this sloop and any safety measures that i should consider
Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
I can help. Can you post a sketch?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im considering the temp retainer idea with stepping up from footing, however some tree roots from high level neighbours property may interfere with this idea and the tree report is going to raise concerns about land slippage!
Please see attached
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the attachments. I will review in the morning.