Retaining Structure for Holiday Park due to ground movement

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Retaining structure used as solution to needed earthworks in Yorkshire Retaining structure – Maccaferri Gabions chosen for urgent earthwork stabilisation  Reighton Holiday Park is in Filey on the Yorkshire coast, a popular attraction for the people of Yorkshire and surrounding areas. As the site is alongside the coast and is set into steep hills, the earth under… Read more »

Geotex Seminars – Gain free CPDs for 2020

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Geotex Seminars for Ground Engineering all year from February Maccaferri will be attending and delivering seminars at Geotex in 2020, starting in Manchester Geotex has been in full swing for a number of years and Maccaferri have always strived to be a part of this fantastic event. Geotex discusses the latest Ground and Environmental Engineering innovations… Read more »

Green Terramesh® solution for landslip damage in Scotland

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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 »

Gabion Terramesh® Retaining Wall used for Motorway Service HGV parking expansion

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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 used as strong and stable solution for precarious site

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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 »

The uses for MacDrain® in UK projects

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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 »