PROJECT:

To construct a services access road through a swampy area for Country Energy Contractor vehicles.

LOCATION:

Marom Creek Road, MEERSCHAUM VALE NSW

PROJECT STATS:

  • 36 square metres –
  • 1 roll – 2.4m wide x 15m mat
  • 1.5 hour start to finish
  • 1 5 ton excavator with bucket
  • 1 operator and 1 labourer

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Farm creek crossing and culvert entrance was dry due to drought so prime opportunity to clear out and construct a suitable hard surface access road for services to driveover without getting bogged and to avoide further erosion of the creek bed from fast flowing water.

WORKS UNDERTAKEN

  • Excavator was used to clear debris and weeds along the creek and culvert opening and stabilise the base of the creek bed.
  • Area was seeded for grass to grow under the mat
  • Concrete Erosion rolls placed into position and unrolled into place
  • The flexible nature of the mats ensured that it easily contoured to the curves of the creek bed.
  • The bucket of the loader simply pulled the mat to straighten and into position
  • Once the mat was in position the excavator drove over it to track the mat into the ground

RESULTS & BENEFITS:

  • Reduce the velocity of the water when it flowed across the concrete mat
  • Vegetation will grow through the mat and allow for the farmer to maintain into the future
  • Reduce sediment loss and maintain a hard surface creek crossing
  • Very efficient with time and resources.
  • The works were completed swiftly, with minimal labour and effort
  • Once laid the mats start working straight away.

 

GALLERY OF WORKS