Case Study: Curauma III

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Case Study Overview

Project: Curauma III
Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Project Type: Slope Stabilization
Product Used: LANDLOK®

Photo of the residential development that needed stabilization.

Problem

The construction of a residential development in Valparaiso, Chile needed an immediate solution to control surficial scouring. The soil onsite was a mix of clays and granite soft layers, which is easily erodible and susceptible to the formation of gullies during rainfall.

Solution

LANDLOK® 450 was selected to reinforce the soil and provide long-term erosion control. LANDLOK 450 is a turf reinforcement mat that is engineered to reinforce roots and stems and is UV stabilized for up to 10 years of design life. A double torsion mesh was installed over the LANDLOK to provide future stability. Shotcrete was also considered for the project, but LANDLOK was chosen because it costs less than shotcrete and it is faster and more cost effective to install.

Photo showing the LANDLOK installation on the bank.

Solution

LANDLOK® 450 was selected to reinforce the soil and provide long-term erosion control. LANDLOK 450 is a turf reinforcement mat that is engineered to reinforce roots and stems and is UV stabilized for up to 10 years of design life. A double torsion mesh was installed over the LANDLOK to provide future stability. Shotcrete was also considered for the project, but LANDLOK was chosen because it costs less than shotcrete and it is faster and more cost effective to install.

Photo of LANDLOK installationl

Performance

LANDLOK installed quickly and provide immediate erosion protection.


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