GEOSYNTHETICS IN ROCKFALL PROTECTION
Protection of roads, buildings and other structures located directly at the base of man-made cuttings or natural cliffs are a major challenge for engineers.
Falling rocks and debris can be the result of rock formation deterioration caused by plant action; thermal expansion; wind; cold and thaw; hydrostatic pressure and seismic action.
Maccaferri Rockfall drapery systems are designed to control rockfall movement by guiding falling debris to a collection point at the toe of the slope, protecting structures from damage.
How Geofabrics can help with rockfall protection:
- Protect areas prone to rockfall to provide safe traffic operations and protect life
- Reduce maintenance requirements as double-twist wire doesn’t unravel
- Provide flexible and versatile solutions to match existing slope and rock profiles
- Provide solutions that do not inhibit regrowth of vegetation