Erosion Control Project

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  • 14 October 2016
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This cliff face was eroding at a fast pace and threatened to cause serious damage to the property above.

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The solution was a combination of a rockfall protection mesh, a gabion basket wall built on a solid concrete base, and a boulder revetment.
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The concrete base for the gabion wall had to be poured by hand and at low tide while the waves were not crashing against the cliff.

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This backhoe that we used to place the boulders had to be brought into the bay on a barge and landed on the beach from sea, as there were no roads to get to the work area.

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To complete the project we introduced vegetation into the gabion wall to kick-start the process of greening.
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