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Westbury Station Embankment Drainage

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Project Overview

Provide drainage to prevent water build-up behind a sheet piled wall retaining a railway embankment.

Solution

Plati-Drains< were percussively driven 6m into the embankment at a slight inclination through slots cut into the piles at 4.8m centres. In this application the anchor head is a vehicle to drag the drain material into the ground providing an immediate channel for the water to flow from deep inside the embankment. The Plati-Drain® system is simple, quick and cost effective.

The old deck was demolished and a degree of stabilisation was required for the abutments once the new deck was in position

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