Geosynthetics for Civic & Landscaping
Geofabrics offers a range of engineered slope, embankment and retaining wall solutions used to construct civic and landscaping projects.
Our team also has extensive experience in developing temporary and permanent erosion control measures which have been proven in to prevent erosion and encourage revegetation in the harshest of conditions.
Reinforced Slopes & Retaining Walls
Verti-Block is a perfectly proportioned concrete block that is used in landscaping projects including residential communities, commercial campuses, schools, parks, back yards, and more. Consider Verti-Block for applications such as gravity or retaining walls, terracing, base for fencing or railings and property dividers. Verti-Block is a popular favourite for its rockwork appearance. It makes a finished wall appear more like stacked stone. Plus, it is easily stained to complement its surroundings with a beautiful, weather and UV-resistant finish.
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 range of solutions including Tensar RE uniaxial geogrids, Solmax Mirafi flexible geogrids and Maccaferri ParaLink geogrids.
Erosion & Sediment 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, Presto 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.
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 Solmax 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 Engineering & Structures
Maccaferri 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 Presto 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 Storage Lining
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.
Due to a continued increase of global temperatures, we are all constantly faced with reducing demand on potable water sources for irrigation of gardens.
An underground modular water storage system such as the Atlantis Flo-Vault offers an effective solution which uses surface and underground infiltration techniques, resulting in clean water that can be re-used or allowed to re-enter the natural water system.
Subsurface drainage and water removal is critical in maintaining structural integrity and reducing deterioration.
Megaflo Green panel drain provides the dimensional stability and field-proven structural strength for quick, effective subsurface drainage.
Performance is the distinguishing feature of the panel drain due to its ability to rapidly collect and remove water. Compared to 100 mm diameter round agi pipe, Megaflo Green drains water up to 4.9 times faster. Its slim 40 mm wide profile permits faster and more cost-effective installation in a narrower trench.