Case Study: Planta Intel

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Project: Planta Intel
Location: Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
Project Type: Slope Stabilization
Application: Channel Stabilization
ProductS Used: PYRAMAT®

Photo showing failed gabions, leaving the slopes of the channel vulnerable to erosion.

Problem

Continuous erosion was threatening the stability of a channel at the Intel's Plant in Guadalajara, Mexico and existing gabions were failing to provide stabilization.

Solution

Contech Mexico and Urbacon proposed to the client a combination of PYRAMAT® 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and new gabions as the right solution for this project. PYRAMAT® 75 was used to reinforce the slopes of the channel as well as reinforcement over the new gabions.

Photo showing PYRAMAT 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) installation over the slopes and new gabions.
Photo showing the new system of PYRAMAT and gabions stabilizing the channel.

Performance

The combination of PYRAMAT with the gabions has allowed the slopes of the channel to remain stable and prevented any future erosion.


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