Aggregates For Erosion Protection
Riprap or rock armour an effective solution to protect coastlines and structures from erosion by the sea, rivers, or streams. maintain coastlines.
Large boulders interlocked together to form rock revetments can be used to control erosion by armouring the beach face and dissipating wave energy. Rock Armour is also used to provide effective scour protection to underwater structures.
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Rock Armour works by absorbing and deflecting the impact of waves before they reach the beach or defended structure. The mass of the material absorbs the impact energy of storm waves, whilst the permeability (gaps between the rocks) slows the flow of water, reducing the erosion effect around structures or on the coastline. Rock Armour is highly flexible and can be used on anywhere there is potential for water erosion.
There are various applications for rock armour - typically these materials are used in revetment applications such as:
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Working with civil engineering business, John McCarthy, CEMEX installed Limestone Rock Armour along the coast to form a hard defence against the power of the sea and reduce the effect of coastal erosion
Carefully selected material, suitably placed to provide long lasting protection to the link road and Barry Waterfront housing development. The rock armour provides further protection against further serious erosion by dissipating the effect of wave energy.
Rock armour can also used to help protect dunes, cliff faces, shorelines and river embankments.
Working with contractor, PRL Plant Hire, CEMEX installed Limestone Rock Armour along the coast in front of Doniford Bay Holiday Park to form a hard defence against the power of the sea.
The Holiday Park had been suffering from coastal erosion and flooding, so protection from further damage was necessary so that the local economy continues to benefit from tourism as well as providing long term employment security for staff.
The natural looking solution provides protection to residential properties, holiday homes and businesses protected from flooding, as well as increased safety for employees, residents and tourists during storm periods.
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