Developing instrumentation to monitor slope stability near a dry sinkhole.
Time Span: 2013 - Present
Location: US Gulf Coast
RESPEC fabricated and installed a robust extensometer system to monitor the potentially unstable slope of a dry sinkhole threatening a historic home. The custom extensometer system continually monitors for slope movement at multiple locations on the sinkhole's edge. The real-time, instrumentation system uses a cellular modem to send data to RESPEC's Vista Data Vision (VDV) server, which then displays data and sends daily reports with charts to the client and RESPEC. The VDV server is also configured to send alarms to the client and RESPEC if the slope movements exceed predefined values.