Failed rip-rap on pond slopes remediated using CC8 in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia

01 December 2017

In March 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a slope in Buraydah, Al-Qassim in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the project was to prevent the flow of rainwater from causing erosion on the slopes of ponds on the site.

Rip-rap was already being used on the site but replacing it was disregarded as a solution as it takes more time to install, is costlier and is not suitable for some conditions. The rip-rap had also come apart in some places during the storm season due to the water pressure and the way it had been installed. As a result, CC was chosen for the site due to its ease of use and speed of installation, including in difficult areas. The works were carried out by FOQSCO for Qassim Municipality, with input from consultants Khatib & Alami.

Find out more about this installation here.