According to provisional field analysis, Anjar said that a possible cause of the landslide was a large puddle that formed due to a blockage at the drainage channel across the toll road. He had yet to come to the conclusion as to whether the puddle was located along the valley of the initial landslide location point. The distance between the point to the toll road is approximately 10 meters. “Mitigation through draining this water puddle has to be done immediately. [We are] worried that the cliff of yesterday’s landslide will [approach] the toll road. It needs to be continuously monitored,” Anjar said, adding that drones were used to help conduct aerial surveillance. “Ground surface [analysis] to check the condition of the rocks, the structure of the soil, the land formation and irrigation system in the area is all in process. Meanwhile, drones [are being used] to confirm delineation, observing land movements,” Anjar said, explaining that data on the landslide location before the toll road was constructed had to be checked as well to understand its historical structure. Future land movements were still possible, Anjar noted, especially with the 22-degree steep slope. “If the slope is disturbed, automatically it will cause [land] movements. If we look at it now, there are numerous disturbances, for example, the changing land use and the movement of heavy vehicles on the toll road,” he said. (ydp)Topics : “The early mitigation that is being carried out is focused on draining puddles around the location. After they are drained, then [we] can do other structural-mitigation measures, such as slope containment and terracing [soil conservation],” said Anjar, who was gathering ground-surface data and aerial photographs from the location of the landslides on Wednesday. Head of community unit (RW) 04, Sukatani village, Wahyudin, explained that a landslide, which flattened two resident’s houses, started at 7 p.m. and got worse over the next two hours. The ground movement caused the soil to pile up to dozens of meters in height. “Two houses were destroyed and four were heavily damaged,” Wahyudin added. In regard to the threat level, Wahyudin explained that there were still around 80 families residing in the area. The Cikampek-Purwakarta-Padalarang (Cipularang) toll road at kilometer marker (KM) 118 is at risk from landslides that have occured at Sukatani village, West Bandung regency, West Java. The land movements have occurred since mid-December 2019, yet the colossal displacement that damaged at least six houses happened on Tuesday, at around 10 p.m. Earth researcher, Anjar Heriwaseso, from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), said it would be better for the residents in the area to stay alert, as there was still the possibility of more land movements.
One of the many water features that can be found throughout the gardens.The sprawling house has high ceilings and expansive spaces that open to the award-winning gardens with ponds, pool, pavilion and water features. Colours, mosaic tiles and glass mirrors from the home are echoed in the gardens.Being a landscape contractor, Mr Sunderland had clear ideas on creating an indoor-outdoor home. “It is pretty well the most special (project) we’ve ever done. I was able to showcase the passion I have for landscaping,” he said. “Water is my primary love in landscape construction and every room has a view of the gardens and water features.”The home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a games room with bar that open to the outdoor entertaining space and in-ground pool. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago The ensuite has its own private garden and water feature.“We’ve had about 30 people in the pool at times and a section is about 30cm deep for the little kids,” Mr Sunderland said. “All eight of our grandkids learnt to swim in that pool.” There are formal living and dining rooms and a powder room at the front of the home, along with a triple-car garage. The master bedroom has patio access, walk-in robe and a luxurious ensuite with glass walls looking out to a private garden and wraparound pond. “Our ensuite is beautiful. Showering in there and looking out to the gardens is one of the most calming end of the day routines,” Mr Sunderland said. The home and award-winning gardens at 40 Bernborough Place, Bridgeman Downs.TREVOR and Bev Sunderland are making a sea change and have put their stunning Bridgeman Downs home on the market. The couple brought together a dream team, including architect Ian Webb, builder Stuart Cameron, landscape architect Matthew Franzmann, and interior designer Suzie Beirne, to build ‘Mandala’ on a 10,000sq m block in 2004.The Sunderlands said the home was their passion. “We were involved every single day and my son, who is a carpenter by trade, helped build the home,” Mr Sunderland said. The grand entrance and formal living area.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes, the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower, and the laundry opens to a drying area with pond. The property also includes six ponds, a three-bay shed, water tanks, and split-system airconditioning.The Sunderlands are selling to move to the coast but they will miss their Bridgeman Downs sanctuary.“It’s a very special home,” Mr Sunderland said. “We’ve had Christmases and christenings, Easter egg hunts and birthdays here. It’s always been the place for the kids and grandkids to come to.”