Gabion protection and gabion erosion control are areas where Concrete Canvas® (CC) can be used to rapidly repair any damage and provide long-term protection to gabion walls. CC can also be used to upgrade or increase the operational life of a gabion structure.
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.
Gabion Wall Protection for Flood Defence on River Almond, Scotland, 2019
Gabion Reinforcement for Australian Army, 2011
Gabion Protection for Flood Defence in Derby, UK, 2012
Prepare the substrate so that surfaces are well compacted, geotechnically stable with a smooth, uniform surface.
It is important to prevent water and wind ingress between the CC and the substrate, both around the perimeter of the installation and along the joints.
It is important to ensure that the CC is jointed at every overlap between layers and that those layers are fixed to the surface.
It is important to properly hydrate CC, using enough water for the quantity of material used and allowing for drying conditions.
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