A landslide occurred in Issaquah, Washington, during mass grading on a 6-acre site that would accommodate up to 30 townhouses with fills ranging up to 15 feet. Work immediately ceased, and interim measures were taken to stabilize the hillside, including removal of excess fill, buttressing the toe of the slope, covering with plastic sheeting and installation of inclinometers and monitoring wells.
LANDSLIDE RESTORATION SERVICES
Steve was brought in as lead engineer in late 2016 to evaluate the cause, advise on potential interim response and review investigation and remedial contractor work for the landslide repair. He also performed scope for the insurance carrier and coverage counsel, assisted the insurance carrier with information collection, met with the City and developed a causation report.
Later, Steve assisted coverage counsel with review of information, review of designs, review of construction bids and review of progress reports and billings for reconstruction of slope.
The Washington landslide was stabilized allowing work to resume. Steve’s work identified cost recovery areas early in the process making cost recovery possible for much of the carrier’s outlay.