Sustainable and environmental solutions
With the emphasis on sustainable and environmental solutions, Land & Water has developed numerous solutions to river and lake bank erosion.
Hard Revetments: Using a variety of proprietary products Land & Water provides a full range of permanent revetments.
In high energy environments, it is often a necessity to provide a durable and robust revetment solution; from vertical walls to sloped revetments.
Vertical walls can be achieved using sheet or timber piles, conventional masonry walls, or cellular wall systems. Where these requirements are against watercourses or even below the water line, they become a revetment.
Sloped or graded revetments are generally lower impact and of lower cost than a vertical equivalent. Where land is available for this solution, Rip-Rap, Gabion, concrete or open stone asphalt solutions can be used.
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Soft Revetments: By introducing a number of “soft” and “living” revetments, sustainable and durable solutions for erosion control to watercourses and open water-bodies can be achieved.
Soft revetments use sustainably sourced materials as their primary products, and offer malleable and flexible solutions for erosion control. Vertical edges are formed using timber poles and “Nicospan” (a woven geo-fabric retaining structure) or faggot and willow bundles. Pre-grown coir mattresses and rolls with local provenance plant species are used to provide an instant living aquatic margin, and in high energy environments, gabion baskets, mattresses and reinforced soil structures offer additional strength and durability.
As always, Land & Water ensures the habitat left behind is more durable and of greater bio-diversity than the one inherited.
Vegetation Management: Using state of the art equipment with a fully trained, expert workforce and supply chain, Land & Water offer a wide range of ecological and habitat services.
Weed and aquatic vegetation management is conducted with long reach excavators equipped with weed mowers and rakes or “Truxor” amphibious wed cutter and collection machines.
Vegetation management at macro-scale is carried out using tractor mounted side-arm or front mounted flails, low-centre of gravity reform tractors, or floating, amphibious or land based excavators. Tree and scrub clearance is conducted using tree shears or heavy duty flails.
Micro-scale vegetation management, uses highly trained and accredited operators, equipped with strimmers and mechanised cutting equipment.
With over 25 years’ experience in waterway and environmental engineering Land & Water has the foundations, knowledge and experience to meet any challenge.
With a focus on quality and the environment, backed by strong engineering and project management skills mixed with a can do attitude you can rely on The Land & Water Group to find creative and cost effective solutions that work.
In all projects Land & Water try to limit the environmental impact of our activities, reflecting our aims to address this through good environmental practice.
We operate with a commitment to prevent pollution and for continual improvement in our environmental performance.
The Land & Water Group is the dynamic market leader in the field of dredging, marine, civil and environmental engineering in the UK. We are driven by innovation and a desire for market domination in the UK and Europe
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