REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF OUELLETTE DRAIN WEST OUTLET

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Longitudinal Protection

AMHERSTBURG - ONTARIO - Canada

TOWN OF AMHERSTBURG

Nevan Construction

RC Spencer Associates Inc.

REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF OUELLETTE DRAIN WEST OUTLET

Problema

The Town of Amherstburg, located in Southwestern Ontario,  Canada, around 30 kilometers southwest of the City of   Windsor, sought to address the deteriorated and damaged   section of the outlet of the Ouellette Drain West. The   existing erosion protection system consisted of stacked   limestone near the outlet, and approximately 60 meters of   the banks needed repair.  

Solução

RC Spencer Associates Inc., a reputable engineering firm in  the Windsor area, was tasked by the Town of Amherstburg   to devise a cost-effective solution for repairing and   enhancing the Ouellette Drain West. Given their successful   collaboration on past projects, Maccaferri, a trusted   engineering solutions provider, was approached for their   expertise. 

After evaluating the information at hand, Maccaferri   proposed constructing side bank gabion walls along the 60- meter stretch of the municipal drain. The use of gabion walls   offers numerous benefits in a drainage channel context.   Firstly, their inherent flexibility and permeability make them   well-suited to withstand water flow and erosion, effectively   safeguarding the channel’s structure. Secondly, gabion walls   are not only cost-effective but also easy to construct,   requiring minimal specialized equipment and thereby   reducing overall project expenses. Moreover, their modular   design allows for swift installation, streamlining the   construction process. Additionally, gabion walls utilize   natural materials, blending harmoniously with the   surrounding environment and supporting ecological balance.   Lastly, their impressive load-bearing capacity and durability   ensure long-term stability, providing reliable protection   against soil erosion and embankment failures. As a result,   gabion walls prove to be a sustainable and dependable   choice for bolstering the integrity of the drainage channel  

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