Maccaferri’s Terramesh is now a primary go-to product among designers from Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways
The last 5 years has seen an aggressive road building and road enhancement program implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) allowing for easier travel through remote, mountainous provinces. Notwithstanding, climate related natural disasters (typhoons accompanied by extreme heavy rainfall) have taken their toll making some of these roads impassable for many months while a solution for reinstatement is found.
Maccaferri Philippines, Inc. is fast gaining a reputation as the company to come to for solutions to road slips, landslides and subsidence. Our Terramesh System is well liked by DPWH’s design engineers offering many advantages over more traditional approaches to repair and reinstatement.
While reinforced concrete walls and crib wall systems continue to be a tried and tested solution, the advantages and benefits of Terramesh System make for a much more elegant solution. Approved under DPWH Standard Item 515, Terramesh offers much higher levels of stability and security while saving significantly on both materials and installation costs.
District and Regional Offices of DPWH now recognize many of the advantages of this system. Construction using Terramesh is undoubtedly faster and simpler; no formworks are required. Furthermore, wall finishing is unnecessary and the structure will quickly blend back into the natural environment; a factor which is not lost on those seeking to preserve areas of natural beauty. Contractors are able to install Terramesh System quickly without the need of extensive excavation for footings even in areas with poor soil conditions. Specialized labor is unnecessary; no formworks are required and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall structures can be constructed to a great height.
Applications for Terramesh System structures include repairs and reinstatement of road slips, wall structures on highway projects, soil retention structures, dikes, dams and levees, bridge abutments and wing walls.
Additionally, the Philippines is known to be an earthquake prone area. MSE walls constructed from Terramesh afford levels of protection and stability not offered by other structures.