Cleanup and protection of Macadamia orchard water channel and drain


Sneaths Lane, ALSTONVALE NSW 2477


  • 150 linear metres
  • 10 rolls – 2.4 wide x 15m long
  • 4 hours start to finish
  • 1 x 5 tonne excavator 
  • 1 operator and 1 labourer


shallow drain between rows in macadamia orchard has begun to erode with the flow of water, cutting a deep channel and beginning of erosion issues. Farmer wanted a long term solution to support the water flow and vegetation growth as well as something that would support  vehicles driving on it. 


  •  Excavator leveled and prepared the eroded drain and shaped a channel for water flow.
  • rolls of concrete mat were delivered to site and unloaded along the edge of the prepared drain.
  • the dain was seeded underneath and mats were supplied with Nutrition mat underlay
  • The tractor unrolled the mats into position along the length of the orchard drain
  • The mats were laid end to ed and overlapped at the ends for a continuous flow
  • End results would be much easier to maintain and reduced erosion of vital top soil in the orchard 


  • Reduce the speed of the water when as it flowed down the orchard drain during heavy rains
  • Encourage vegetation growth into the future to allow for the farmer to maintain the drains.
  • Reduce sediment loss
  • Very efficient with time and resources.
  • This project was complete in only 4 hours with minimal labour as well!
  • Once laid the mats starts working straight away, with sound long term benefits!