Rock scaling is generally defined as the removal rock loose rock from slopes. This process is done by removing loose surface material presenting a rockfall hazard, usually with pry-bars and picks. Where large sections of rock or large boulders require removal, a variety of techniques can be utilized including winching, air bags/pillows, and breaking up in situ using power tools.
Temporary rockfall protection measures are often used in the rock scaling and rock removal process. Scaling can be an individual slope stabilization measure, but is often performed as an initial process in a slope stabilization project, as rock scaling alone is considered a temporary solution.
Experienced Rock Solutions crews working to strict safe working practices are available at short notice for emergency scaling works where immediate action making safe of areas is necessary.