Green Terramesh® soil reinforcement system used for remedial works Green Terramesh® soil reinforcement system has been implemented alongside a road in Langholm, Scotland. After a seriously wet weather period in December 2015, a landslip damaged an area in Langholm displacing over several thousand m3 of material, it damaged a water main and caused disruption to normal drainage lines. The route… Read more »
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Gabion Terramesh® retaining wall for site running beyond capacity A Gabion Terramesh® Retaining Wall System has been constructed at a motorway service station situated in Cobham, Surrey. The Cobham Motorway Service Area (MSA) is located at J10 of the M25 motorway. The site opened in 2012 and is a single site used by traffic in both directions. The… Read more »
Terramesh System & road widening; without verges A technically challenging Terramesh System project in one of the most scenic locations in Scotland, Peebles, alongside the River Tweed. The A72 in the Scottish borders connects to the River Tweed as it passes Dirtpot Corner, at Peebles. The highway was very narrow which was a problem for road… Read more »
MacDrain® – The geocomposite for geosynthetic drainage systems Many construction projects involve a structure holding back soil, for example retaining walls, bridge abutments or buried reservoirs. The structure will generally be waterproof, meaning hydrostatic pressure will build up behind the wall and cause bulging, cracking or worse. A robust drainage system is paramount to a successful structure,… Read more »
Maccaferri’s technical team designed and supplied six retaining walls for new campus The new Foyle College, Ebrington Primary School and Nursery, formerly the Clooney Army Base located in Derry, Northern Ireland. Now completed, this £27 million project constructed by Heron Brothers includes school buildings, teacher accommodation and sports facilities including pitches. Maccaferri designed six retaining… Read more »
We use ParaLink load transfer platforms to strengthen bridge abutments and river embankments along a new carriageway in Somerset.