WHY USE CC?

CC can be fixed to gabions without any specialist equipment, using a variety of off-the-shelf hand tools, including hog-ringing, pigtail fixing or wire fixing.

Encapsulating a gabion structure in CC will protect the asset from theft or vandalism of the cage structure and/or fill material. CC will also protect the geotextile liner of a gabion structure from environmental and UV damage, preventing washout of the fines and loss of fill material, maintaining the structure’s integrity. CC will also mitigate water saturation which can lead to slump.

 

Gabion Reinforcement (2009)

 

 

INSTALLATION PRINCIPLES

Avoid Voids

Avoid Voids

Secure CC

Secure CC

Prevent Ingress

Prevent Ingress

Hydrate Fully

Hydrate Fully

Prepare the substrate so that surfaces are well compacted, geotechnically stable with a smooth, uniform surface.

It is important to ensure that the CC is jointed at every overlap between layers and that those layers are fixed to the substrate.

It is important to prevent water or wind ingress between the CC and the substrate, both around the perimeter of the installation and along the joints.

It is important to properly hydrate CC, using enough water for the quantity of material used and allowing for drying conditions.

WATCH VIDEO

 

Australian Army Engineers Gabion Lining Queensland, Australia Read More 2011 Case Study
Jacksons Civils Gabion Lining Derby, UK Read More 2012 Case Study

 

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Product Brochures (3)

 
CC Civil Brochure
CC Data Sheet
CC & CCH (M)SDS

Case Studies (5)

 
CC Case Study Compilation - Gabions
CC Gabion Reinforcement - UK
CC Gabion Reinforcement - Australia
CC Case Study Compilation - Public Works
CC Gabion Protection - River Almond, Scotland

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