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Retaining Walls & Slope Stability

For slopes over 70°, Maccaferri Gabions can accommodate significant differential settlement. The mesh baskets form a monolithic structure that acts as one homogeneous unit, which is permeable and suitable for use in high stress hydraulic applications.
For reinforced slope systems and mechanically stabilised earth walls Maccaferri Terramesh and is a versatile, modular system that can be a more cost effective solution than the mass gravity Gabion wall because of the speed of installation and reduced rock fill requirements.
For mechanically stabilised earth slopes and embankments that require a vegetation the front face of Maccaferri Green Terramesh can be filled with soil and planted, creating a green wall.
For slope and wall reinforcement Geofabrics offers a suite of solutions including:

  • Tensar RE uniaxial geogrids
  • TenCate Mirafi flexible geogrids
  • Maccaferri ParaLink geogrids

Erosion Control

Enhancement of erosion performance of vegetated cover material on dry land slopes can be achieved using a range of different geosynthetic solutions. These include Macmat R and Grassroots, a synthetic erosion control matting designed to withstand higher-velocity water flows. 
Where there is insufficient soil on the slope to sustain vegetation, Geoweb can be installed, filled in with soil and planted. As an alternative to non-structural shotcrete to protect slopes from surface erosion caused by weathering, surface run-off and environmental degradation Concrete Canvas can be installed to provide a permanent solution.

Embankment Solutions

When constructing embankments over soft ground there is often risk of foundation failure if the shear strength of the foundation material is exceeded. 
Geofabrics provides a range of soil reinforcement solutions including TenCate Mirafi PET woven geotextiles which can be placed at the base of the embankment to improve stability whilst reducing settlement timeframes.
For embankment stabilisation products such as Maccaferri ParaWeb enable soils to accommodate greater loads and stand at steeper angles.

Hydraulic Solutions

Reno Mattresses and Gabions offer a hard solution for hydraulic applications such as weirs, and for scour protection along riverbanks and embankment stability in channel linings.
For vegetated hydraulic structures such as drainage ditches, spillways and vegetated channels the combination of Geoweb, a synthetic expandable 3-dimensional cellular structure that can be filled with soil, and Grassroots, a synthetic turf reinforcement mat, can withstand high shear forces and intermittent longer duration velocities.  
For ditches and channels requiring a permanent lining solution Concrete Canvas provides installation rates 10 times faster than conventional concrete solutions, with installation speeds of up to 200 m2/hr possible with only a three man crew for a longitudinal layup.

Water Hazards & Ornamental Lakes

Water hazards and ornamental lakes enhance the character of parks, golf courses and other recreational areas. These ponds have to be designed to blend in with the surroundings which requires the use of products that meet the technical requirements for water storage without detracting from the aesthetic appeal within a landscaped area. Geofabrics’ Elcoseal Geosynthetic Clay Liner is ideally suited for lining ponds as it offers an easy to install solution with easy laying to match almost any pond profile. 

Stormwater Detention & Harvesting

Due to a continued increase of global temperatures, we are all constantly faced with reducing demand on potable water sources for irrigation of gardens, courses and sportsfields. ecoAID underground stormwater chambers offer an effective solution for sustainable capture, detention and storage of stormwater for use in irrigation schemes. The system can externally incorporate treatment technologies to isolate and remove pollutants and litter making it simple to maintain. The inherent strength in the design of Australian manufactured ecoAid chambers is that they are suitable for installation underneath driveways, car parks, highways and sporting fields, and are typically used to keep public areas clear of open compensating basins and above ground water storage units.

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