Land & Water were contracted by British Waterways to ensure all winding holes on the Grand Union Leicester Line and Oxford canals were maintained to current safety standards.
Bank erosion had also occurred over time and this was repaired using value engineering methods which were able to re-use ALL of the dredged silts. Land & Water used ‘Nicospan’, a geotextile liner which was anchored using FSC 6-8ft lengths of 400mm round, treated timber posts. The bank was re-constructed by installing woven geotextile into which sediments from the canal were placed.
These canal banks were then left to vegetate naturally binding and stabilising over time to give a long lasting, aesthetic and environmental result.