Category Archives: Soil Erosion

Erosion is a significant problem which can threaten assets and destroy habitats. Erosion is a natural process which is part of a rivers natural process, however man made problems exacerbate it and can cause extreme erosion events.

We are experts at assessing and modeling how to remove erosion pinch points and high velocity hot spots.

Soil loss can also be a major problem on large civil engineering projects or sites such as landfill – our products provide excellent solutions which reduce the threats significantly whilst being cost effective.

Silent Valley Landfill

HydraCX being applied at Silent Valley site

HydraCX has been applied to a landfill site in Ebbw Vale. The liner system isolates the landfill contents from the environment therefore protecting the soil and ground water from pollution.

Medmerry Realignment Scheme

Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The overall scheme involves building major new sea defences inland and allowing a new intertidal area to form between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex. Salix, working as a specialist sub contractor and supplier to Team Van Oord, have … Continue reading Medmerry Realignment Scheme »

Tough Test on The Teme

River Teme 4 machines placing fill

The River Teme is a sensitive SSSI and SAC river and over 150 metres of severe bank erosion was threatening a National Grid pipeline. Salix were the lead Design and Build Contractor offering a hybrid bank protection solution.  The toe of the eroded bank was stabilised with a graded riprap below average water level and … Continue reading Tough Test on The Teme »

Better Banks!

The Environment Agency are responsible for the river bank stability at Railway Lane, Lewes and recognising the integrity of the existing blockwork facing was deteriorating began to look into solutions to this challenge.

Salix Model Railways

Rail works have become an increasingly large part of our workload, particulary now that we have a Specialist Contracting capability. In helping to re-model railways across the UK we have been met with some unusual challenges both in terms of the erosion problems themselves and the attendant access and safe working method issues. No longer … Continue reading Salix Model Railways »

A Few Words From A Satisfied Client..

Woden-park-brook

Worden Park channel stabilisation work “Following works within Worden Park to remove a culverted section of Cricket Field Brook that was the cause of flooding to neighbouring residential properties, a long term solution was required to re-landscape and stabilise the channel and establish new vegetation in the watercourse. The solution had to address rapid bank … Continue reading A Few Words From A Satisfied Client.. »

Balancing the Brooks!

Balancing-the-Brooks at Birmingham University

The saying “a picture paints a thousand words” could not be more accurately applied than to a current Salix erosion control solution at the  University of Birmingham. The dreadful summer weather created the following story in the words of our client: “Thought you might be interested in the attached…  The first picture shows us installing … Continue reading Balancing the Brooks! »

River Ecclesbourne

Ecclesbourne

Client – Environment Agency Pilot scheme for catchment restoration of the River Ecclesbourne, that forms part of the Water Framework Directive aim to return rivers to good ecological status. The original back channel was restored and a weir removed. The mill race was re profiled and a two stage channel cut to maintain low flows … Continue reading River Ecclesbourne »