CASE STUDIES

Rock Netting

Rock netting is used extensively on unstable rock faces and slopes to contain and control rock fall, protect against the effects of erosion and when combined with other methods, to improve stability.


Rundles Court, Truro

 

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Skibden Landfill - Skipton

Passive Rock Netting

In a basic installation, rock netting is used to contain loose material and control erosion where it is often fixed as a drape anchored at the top and bottom.

This allows loose material to be either safely trapped behind the netting or fall harmlessly behind the netting to ground level. Rock netting drapes are frequently used as temporary solutions.

 

 

 

 

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Lydford Gorge - Devon

Active Rock Netting

By the careful use of profiling dowels, rock bolts and tensioned cable strapping, rock netting can be tightly contoured to the rock face such that potentially unstable rock units are restrained from moving and an even stabilising force can be placed into the slope. To do this well requires skill and experience.

Vertical Technology prefers to install rock netting in this mode whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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