Use & Purpose
Terralink® facing systems are used to provide suitable long term facing protection to ACEgrid® reinforced soil structures.
Where ACEgrid® reinforces the fill material to provide a stable soil mass, Terralink® provides options to protect the face of the structure from erosion, scour, UV radiation and potential localised soil slip failures of the face.
Terralink® allows such structures to be faced in a range of face slope angles from 45 degrees or less to near vertical structures.
The Terralink® system can incorporate a range of steel mesh facing panels set at an appropriate face angle to aid compaction and installation and can provide a large range of erosion protection systems employing either biodegradable Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) to permanent synthetic Turf Reinforcement Mattings (TRMs) to the use of rock fill inside the facing.
Terralink® provides the necessary long term protection and stability to the face of your structure and assists with the speed of construction and neatness and regularity of the exposed face.
Terralink® structures with face angles up to 45 degrees from the horizontal require minimal protection to the outer facing. A permanent Turf Reinforcement Matting (TRM) is applied over the face and vegetated.
Where an ACEgrid® reinforced soil steepened slope is to be constructed, the Terralink® facing would incorporate Terralink® corrosion protected steel mesh panels folded to the required face angle. These Terralink® steel mesh panels assist compaction and placement and a suitable TRM or biodegradable Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) inside the face. A growing medium is placed inside the TRM or ECB and seeded and maintained until vegetative cover is established.
For steeper structures, Terralink® steel mesh panels can be incorporated in the face and backfilled with a growing medium and TRM to protect against erosion and establish vegetative cover or rock may be used inside the steel Terralink® facing panels.
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