Category Archives: Spillways and Floodbanks

High velocity situations such as spillways and floodbanks require hard wearing solutions, many of our products such as our Tensar VMax 3 Dimensional Shear Stress Turf are supreme in such environments, coping with the most extreme events.

Conwy Spillway Success

Conwy overtopping winter 2015

In 2009 Team Van Oord installed 9000m2 of Salix’s VMax Shear Stress Turf as part of the Conwy Flood Alleviation Scheme, seven years and many major overtopping events on and it has stood the test well.

Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond

Installing Ifield boardwalk piles

Salix is working with Crawley Borough Council and Jacksons Civil Engineering to help improve Ifield Mill Pond & Water Gardens, the area’s most important wetland and a designated Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). Salix has begun building a Nicospan nylon mesh fence, fixed to a series of wooden stakes to hold the new reed … Continue reading Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond »

Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme

Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350

The £21.7 million flood defence scheme involves works on 16 individual reaches of the river and will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94 commercial properties in Sandwich. Client – Jackson Civil Engineering working on behalf of the Environment Agency. VMax C350 was the product required in order to prevent soil loss … Continue reading Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme »

Spillways Surge Ahead!

B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods

Salix have extensive experience of spillway protection offering advice to engineers involved in this area of expertise. Our VMax range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Mats (CTRMs) including VMax C350, VMax P550 and ready grown turf Shear Stress Turf are products available exclusively from Salix as sole UK distributors. Approved by panel engineers working under the … Continue reading Spillways Surge Ahead! »