Erosion Management on Railway Embankment

Rapidly established growth using TerrAffix just below the railway lineTop soil scraped offHealth and safety risk is reduced by the use of HydraCXThick coverage of HydraCX allows for nursery cropTerrAffix sprayed onto subsoilHydraCX guarantees rapid growth on poor soils
Rapidly established growth using TerrAffix just below the railway line

Salix were brought in as specialist experts in erosion management at an embankment in Rodbourne.

All the topsoil at this railway embankment had been completely stripped as a part of the works.

We used our HydraCX hydraulically applied erosion control blanket as it is particularly suited for this kind of work. It achieves rapid germination even when there is no top soil, as in this instance.

This system is better than standard hydroseeding, being 99.6% effective in the reduction of soil erosion under extreme rainfall in independent large-scale slope testing and has faster seed establishment than any other method.

The right team and the right product

“I’d like to express my thanks to Salix for doing a fantastic job here.

You helped me out of a problem on Friday when the measure increased on the embankment at site 1 and you basically just got stuck in and delivered.

Your approach to the scheme is exactly how I want sub-contractors to be when they work for Balfour Beatty and I look forward to working with Salix again in the future.

I will be praising your services to our procurement dept, my colleagues, Network Rail and anyone else that wants to listen!”

Paul Shaw, Site Manager at Balfour Beatty Rail


Name: Rodbourne Railway Embankment
Client: Balfour Beatty Rail
Location: Rodbourne
Category: Green Infrastructure, Rail, Soil Erosion

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Rodbourne Railway Embankment

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