CC used as temporary erosion protection solution at former paint factory site in Machen, South Wales

09 February 2018

In September 2016, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to provide a temporary erosion protection layer for an open channel, replacing a collapsed section of flood overflow for pipework at a former paint factory site in Machen, South Wales.

It is believed that the pipework had ruptured due to insufficient top cover and/or negative buoyancy to resist a rising water table and flood-logged ground conditions. The ruptured overflow pipework and associated flooding was in danger of compromising the excavations on other areas of the site due to the heavy rains experienced, which would have caused programme delays at great expense.

The works were carried out by JD Civils on behalf of Celtic Ltd, with input from Consultant Engineer, AECOM.

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