BAM Ritchies

Case Study: Plymstock Trial Blasting

Client: Persimmon Homes

Location: Plymstock, Near Plymouth, Devon

Date: 2011

BAM Ritchies undertook blasting trials at the old Plymstock Quarry, near Plymouth, which is to be the site of a major new housing development.

The trials were undertaken to ascertain the best methods for pre-split blasting for the reprofiling of the slopes for their long term stability prior to house building and to ensure that such blasting works do not cause unacceptable levels of vibration to existing local properties and facilities.