Rock Fall Protection
An efficient solution for slope stabilization is to use Hexagonal Mesh rockfall Netting.
The mesh for rockfall protection is manufactured toEN10223-3 and can be supplied in a full range of mesh sizes and diameters.
Various solutions can be implemented, depending on the nature of the slope. A wide range of mesh fabric is available for each application. The netting can be used in both single and double layers, and also can be reinforced with cables and vertical, flexible catch fences.
Further vegetation can therefore be encouraged to grow, thus stabilizing the loose soil and rocks.
Anchors should be used to keep the mesh close to the rock face. The optimum spacing therefore varies for each rock face. Details at the toe of the rock face should be carefully considered so that any debris reaching the toe does not cause damage.
In addition Gabion walls can be constructed at the toe of cliffs to protect roads, railways, buildings or other important infrastructure from falling rocks.
If desired, the mesh can be secured both at the top of the slope and at the foot of the slope with high strength cables. It is good practice to allow the lower cable to be loosened, in order that the collected debris can be removed safely.
The mesh is made of Galvanized, Galfan, Zinc+PVC or Galfan+PVC coated Hexagonal Woven Mesh. Due to the characteristics of double twist, the steel wire netting can withstand the force of falling rocks without unraveling in the event of wire breakage.