Stabilising cliff faces and steep areas that are prone to rock fall is an important part of the work carried out by GSS.
Public safety can be seriously threatened when some cliff faces and rock slopes are exposed and degraded, often causing rocks to buckle, slide, fall, or topple down the exposed area onto roads, paths and railway tracks.
Rockfall and rock slope protection can be achieved by passive mitigation or active mitigation. Passive mitigation utilises drape nets, rockfall catchment fences, diversion dams, etc. to ensure that when a rockfall occurs, the fall is contained and/or diverted to protect lives and infrastructure.
Active mitigation can involve various techniques to stabilise and retain rockfall prone areas. Complex geotechnical solutions are often employed to stabilise these areas including:
- Altering slope geometry
- Rockfall mesh
- Dewatering and revegetation
Using the latest innovations and technology, including the most advanced equipment and specialised products, GSS has successfully undertaken numerous rockfall protection projects on behalf of our clients.