Stabilising cliff faces and steep areas that pose a threat to the environment or surrounding areas is an important part of the work carried out by GSS.
Public safety can be seriously threatened when some cliff faces are exposed and degraded, often causing rocks to buckle, slide, fall, or topple down the exposed area onto roads, paths and railway tracks.
Rockfall protection can be achieved by passive mitigation or active mitigation.
Passive mitigation utilises drape nets, rockfall/debris catchment fences, diversion dams, 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 designed to stabilise and retain rockfall prone areas. Complex geotechnical solutions are often employed to stabilise these areas, including but not limited to:
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 vast diverse clients.