GEOSYNTHETICS IN FLOOD PROTECTION
The intensity of Australia’s weather has evolved considerably over time with climate change. Warming temperatures and atmosphere have led to severe weather conditions such as torrential rainfall, flash flooding and storms.
Floods cannot be prevented but can be managed with Maccaferri FlexMac, a lightweight and flexible unit made of hexagonal double-twisted wire mesh, that is reinforced with steel rods and internally lined with a non-woven geotextile. The units are filled with available materials such as sand and gravel, to create a longitudinally safety barrier around critical infrastructure.
For flood mitigation and control, FlexMac is 40 times faster to construct than traditional sandbags; enabling quick response times and rapid deployment in emergency situations.
How Geofabrics can help with flood protection:
- Provide temporary barriers to protect critical infrastructure
- Construct permanent protective structures to prevent water ingress in flood prone areas