Baden Slide Monitoring

Baden Slide Monitoring

Due to topography and geology, Southwestern Pennsylvania has a high concentration of landslides, many of which make it difficult to travel safely on roads. In accordance with the state's slide remediation programme, this slide was chosen for inquiry.

Pavement cracking and displacement are being caused by a slowly moving slide next to a road. For the design and implementation of cost-effective repairs, slide characteristics must evolve. To determine sliding parameters, monitoring is necessary.

Rite Geosystems Inc. was entrusted to provide the instrumentation and automated, real time monitoring results for the project. The type of instrumentation installed at this site included in-place inclinometers. The sensors were all read by remote, real time dataloggers transmitting to the cloud and threshold limit alerts.

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