Pond Erosion Protection, Wilster – Germany
A pond, owned by the local commune of Wilster, was losing water due to badly eroded sections of embankment. A trial project was carried out to provide erosion protection to sections of the embankment using Concrete Canvas, with additional support required in all submerged areas using Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®).
After draining the pond and preparing the embankment, a total of 375m2 of CC8TM were installed around the pond perimeter. Platipus S2 ARGS® systems, with corrosion resistant stainless steel wire, were then rapidly installed along the toe of the concrete matting with a lightweight petrol breaker. Each anchor system was then loadlocked using the simple SJ5 hand tool, creating a tight fi nish. Finally the Concrete Canvas was hydrated resulting in a secure erosion free area.