Slope Protection Control

Slopes can present serious erosion control challenges. In addition to the effects of runoff and the need to protect wildlife, there are issues of aesthetics, and, of course, budgets. All natural slopes are subject to continuous erosion forces. Whether the slope has been recently formed as part of development, or is in its original natural state, some form of erosion protection may be required. VCSPL executes a range of erosion protection solutions to suit the slope and severity of erosion forces expected. Many of these products are also designed to facilitate the re-establishment of vegetation on the slope. VCSPL’s wide range of erosion protection mats increase the soil’s resistance to erosion by providing immediate protection of exposed areas from the direct effects of wind and rainfall impact; protecting seeded topsoil from washing out before vegetation has established. The steepness of the slope will affect the solution chosen. These solutions provide surface stabilisation alone for geotechnically stable slopes. Unstable slopes will require retention systems, soil nailing or similar to be used in conjunction with VCSPL’s erosion protection solutions.