Introduction To Platipus Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions
Stabilising slopes offer significant challenges. Many times the lack of deep rooted vegetation, excess water, poor drainage, and over steepening make them susceptible to erosion or instability. Platipus® Anchors has over 25 years of experience and has proven that the combination of Percussive Driven Earth Anchors (PDEAs) and a facing material strong enough to support the load generated by the PDEA will stabilize these applications.
To stabilise any embankment, first we must determine if it is a temporary or permanent application and if the face is to be vegetated or hard armored. In our experience, we recommend that every slope is analyzed by a qualified Engineer.
Benefits of Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions:
- Originators of the AnchorMat / Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System (ARVS)
- Over 25 years of experience
- 1000s of successfully completed projects
- Fast & easy installation
- Immediate & quantifiable loads
- Simple & cost effective
- Low environmental impact
- Can be incorporated with products from most major manufacturers
- Pre-contract site evaluation & anchor testing
- Strong technical guidance, on-site training & support
- Patented ‘Plati-Drain’ solution can reduce pore water pressure within clay slopes & behind retaining walls
Some geotextile manufacturers advertise elongation characteristics which can only be used for limited applications (i.e. surface erosion). Even then, without the correct anchor system, depth, spacings, on site engineering and re-vegetation, the result could be an ineffective solution. We advise that great care is taken in the selection of both bi / tri-axial geotextiles and their intended application.
The soil conditions on and within the slope, (i.e. angle, compaction and drainage) need to be clearly understood before grid and anchors can be chosen. We appreciate that each project is unique. Great care and consideration should be given to understand all of the parameters of the suspected failure (i.e. re-engineering, choice of anchor design, site testing, grid and Contractor) to ensure the combined efforts provide the Client with long term sustainable results.
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