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Rockfall Embankments

Rockfall protection embankments are passive systems and an ideal solution when surface stabilisation systems cannot be installed (e.g. for very wide slopes) or where interception of falling rocks is not possible due to the whole slope being inaccessible.

Utilising Maccaferri systems such as Terramesh® and Terramesh® Green has numerous benefits.

The location (distance from the slope), the height and the size of the embankment is evaluated in relation to the slope morphology, the characteristics of the area and the kinetic energy of the falling rocks. The structure is assembled with units made of double twisted wire mesh, heavily galvanized with Galmac® (Zn - Al 5%), and polymer (self-extinguish PVC) coating steel wire adding excellent durability.

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Properties

Rockfall protection embankments are passive systems and an ideal solution when surface stabilisation systems cannot be installed (e.g. for very wide slopes) or where interception of falling rocks is not possible due to the whole slope being inaccessible.

Application

Rockfall Embankments are commonly used as protection from natural hazards, landslides, rock falls, avalanches, hydro-geologic problems.

Features

  • Constructed using Maccaferri Terramesh or Green Terramesh
  • Excellent energy absorption capacity
  • Robust structure
  • Double twist mesh coated with Galmac and thermally bonded PVC
  • Reinforced structure