Case Study: Medrano Creek

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Case Study Overview

Project: Medrano Creek
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Project Type: Streambank Stabilization
Product Used: PYRAMAT® & LANDLOK®

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Photo of the eroded creek bank.

Problem

Medrano Creek in Buenos Aires, Argentina was experiencing erosion and scour caused by fluctuations in water level. The Creek runs adjacent to the Ciudad Universitaria and the Estadio Monumental, the largest stadium in Argentina and home to the country's national football team. If left untreated, the eroding bank would create stability issues. The customer considered using geocells, but wanted a product that would provide erosion control throughout the entire installation.

Solution

A combination of LANDLOK 450 TRM and PYRAMAT 25 TMR were selected because the products offer unmatched erosion control and slope stabilization. Additionally, both products are engineered to promote vegetation, providing a more environmentally friendly solution than alternative methods. Installation included soil filling, consolidation of the surface and installing 9.300 m2 of LANDLOK 450 and 2.700 m2 of PYRAMAT 25.

Photo of the installation process along the riverbank.
Photo of the installation process along the riverbank.

Solution

A combination of LANDLOK 450 TRM and PYRAMAT 25 TMR were selected because the products offer unmatched erosion control and slope stabilization. Additionally, both products are engineered to promote vegetation, providing a more environmentally friendly solution than alternative methods. Installation included soil filling, consolidation of the surface and installing 9.300 m2 of LANDLOK 450 and 2.700 m2 of PYRAMAT 25.

Stabilized and vegetated riverbank.

Performance

The project was completed over five months. Both erosion control technologies have shown great success and the site is now fully stabilized and fully vegetated.


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