Soil Nails

Soil Nails For Slope Stabilization Projects in The Mid-Atlantic & Southeast

Does your current project need help with earth or slope stabilization? Then the soil nail experts here at UMA Geotechnical Construction are equipped to help. Soil nailing is an earth stabilization method that uses grouted tension resisting steel elements ( nails) designed for permanent or temporary support.  Our team uses soil nails to help stabilize slopes and landslides and provide earth retention for building excavations, plants, parking structures, tunnels, deep cuts, and repairing existing retaining walls.

Here are some quick benefits of choosing soil nails for your project:

  • This equipment requires minimum shoring space
  • Minimal impact to nearby properties
  • Flexible technique
  • Soil nailing equipment is portable for limited spaces
  • Can be used to follow irregular curves
  • & more!


If you believe your current or future project could benefit from the knowledge of our geotechnical contractors, contact us for a free quote!

Get Fast Foundation Repair With Our Rock Anchors

Another foundation repair technique our contractors are well skilled in is installing rock anchors. Rock anchors generally consist of steel ( bars or strands) grouted in a drilled hole. A full-length hole is drilled through the soil and into the bond zone in soil or rock using casing if necessary. Thread bar or strand tension is then inserted into the hole, and the hole is filled with high-strength grout. After that, any casing that has been used is removed, and the bars or strands are tensioned to the rock surface.

Rock anchors are most often used to resist uplift forces on foundations, for excavation support, or as a part of permanent retaining walls. Get a team that has the skills necessary to install your rock anchors in many different climate conditions when you partner with UMA. Contact our specialists today for a free quote!

Check out our recent projects to get an idea of what we can do for your business!

For Minimal Environmental Impact, Use Retention Nails

In addition to soil nails and rock anchors, our talented geotechnical team also specializes in installing retention nails for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Retention nails can be utilized in the most poorly compacted ground conditions and with minimal soil disturbance during installation. The percussion-driven retention nails can be stressed to an exact holding capacity and promptly made operational. It can be driven from ground level utilizing portable equipment. The retention nails we install have minimal impact environmentally. Here are examples of places we can use retention nails:

  • Bridges
  • Drainage
  • Erosion Control
  • Foundations
  • Portable Buildings/Structures
  • Retaining Walls
  • Rock Retention
  • Sheet Piling
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Temporary Works
  • Tunnel Linings


If you are interested in using retention nails on your foundation repair project, reach out to our team today for a free quote!

    Get a Free Quote From Our Soil Nail Experts Today!

    No matter what tools you need for your slope or earth stabilization, UMA Geotechnical Construction has members on our team trained to help. From soil nail walls to retention nails and rock anchors, we have the solutions for tricky foundation repair. For years we have been the geotechnical company that the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast have turned to for help with their earth retention and deep foundation needs. Get a knowledgeable team that you can trust when you partner with UMA for your soil nail wall installation. Fill out an online form to get a free quote on your project today!

    Client Testimonials

    Fred Smith Company

    We’ve partnered on several interesting and unique state and municipal projects. In each case UMA has played a key role in helping us deliver excellence to project owners and the neighboring public. Their expertise in drilled foundations have played critical roles in completing projects successfully. We appreciate the relationship.

    Fred Smith Company

    Catlin Engineers and Scientists

    UMA responded very quickly to the needs of our project with the appropriate solution, and they provided the means and methods to implement that solution in a way that accommodated the complex site conditions.

    Catlin Engineers and Scientists

    City of Durham

    The City has worked on two larger projects with UMA. Both projects exceeded our expectations and were delivered on-time and on–budget. I would encourage anyone seeking soil and structure stabilization to consider UMA based on the successful projects they have delivered for the City of Durham.

    City of Durham