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1994. Application Guide for Launched Soil Nails. EM7170-12A. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 63 p.

This project showed the use of launched soil nails for repair and reinforcement of unstable cut bank and embankment slopes. This was an opportunity for engineers, maintenance personnel, and contractors to explore the potential for launched soil nails. This guide furthers evaluation of launched soil nails as an alternative for road slope repair and maintenance methods. It is best used as a reference for road embankment and fill failures within the limits described in the design methodology section.

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