A description of the project, entailing slope control works at the Harold Court East Regional Service Center in Austin, was featured in the March/April edition of the magazine.
In the March/April edition of Land and Water Magazine, an article was published providing further details about slope control works at the Harold Court East Regional Service Center in Austin, Texas (HCERSC). The project was also the topic of a presentation held at the latest IECA Environmental Connection Conference (you can read about the event in our previous news related to).
Titled “Gabion Face MSE Walls Meet Tough Challenges to Stabilize Slope”, the story provides a greater level of information regarding this project. The Harold Court East Regional Service Center is a City-owned multi-purpose facility shared by multiple departments including Public Works, Watershed Protection, Fleet Services, and the Austin Water Utility. Unstable slopes on the western and southern boundaries of the property have resulted in periodic movement of the embankment.
The project improvements included slope controls constructed on the eroding embankment along the western and southern perimeters of the facility to prevent further migration of the material into the nearby creek. The slope controls consist of multiple rows of Maccaferri Terramesh System walls, separated by vegetative terraces with a service road to provide access to the proposed bio-filtration pond. The project improvements also included repairs and upgrades to the existing storm sewer system currently serving the facility and a water quality treatment system.
Maccaferri Terramesh is a modular system used in soil reinforcement applications such as Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS). It is manufactured by using soft tensile, heavily galvanized and PVC coated double twisted steel wire mesh as well as conforming ASTM A975 specifications.
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