Rockfall Containment

Rockfall containment is a critical aspect of managing the risks associated with unstable slopes and rock formations. With the potential hazards posed by falling rocks, it is essential to have effective and reliable solutions in place to prevent damage to property, infrastructure, and human life. Solutions include:

  • Bolting large blocks to the slope’s surface.
  • Using high-tensile mesh and rock bolts to pin the material to the slope and prevent its movement.
  • Utilizing shotcrete to seal the slope’s face and prevent the continuing weathering process.
  • Utilizing chemical resins to “glue” the fractured rocks together.

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    What Methods Can Be Used for Rockfall Containment?

    There are several methods that can be used for rockfall containment, including catch fences, rockfall netting, mesh systems, and securing the rock material to the slope. Catch fences are typically made of steel cables and posts that are installed perpendicular to the slope to catch rocks and prevent them from rolling down. Rockfall netting, on the other hand, is a high-tensile mesh that is anchored to the slope to prevent rock movement. Mesh systems can be used in combination with rock bolts to secure the rock material to the slope and prevent its movement. Finally, rock material can be secured to the slope through the use of bolts, shotcrete, or chemical resins. The specific method used will depend on the unique characteristics of the slope and the desired level of protection. At Access Limited, our team of experts will analyze the data and choose the best solution for each individual application.

    Catch Fences as Rockfall Containment Solution

    Catch fences are a popular solution for rockfall containment. These fences are typically made of high-tensile mesh and can be anchored to the slope with rock bolts to prevent movement. Catch fences are designed to catch and contain falling rocks, preventing them from causing damage or injury.

    The benefits of catch fences include their ability to effectively contain falling rocks, their relatively low cost compared to other solutions, and their ease of installation. Catch fences can also be designed to blend in with the natural landscape, minimizing their visual impact.

    At Access Limited, we offer catch fences as part of our range of rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization solutions. Our team of engineers and rock remediation technicians can design and install catch fences tailored to each customer’s unique needs. With our expertise and attention to detail, we provide safe and economical solutions for all types of rockfall and slope stabilization challenges.

    Rockfall Netting as Rockfall Containment Solution

    Another effective rockfall containment solution is the use of rockfall netting. Rockfall netting is typically made of high-tensile steel wire mesh and is installed on the slope to catch and contain falling rocks. This solution is particularly useful in areas where catch fences are not feasible due to limited space or difficult terrain.

    Rockfall netting is anchored to the slope with rock bolts and is designed to withstand the impact of falling rocks. The benefits of rockfall netting include its ability to provide continuous coverage along the slope, its durability and long lifespan, and its ability to blend in with the natural landscape.

    Access Limited offers rockfall netting as part of our range of rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization solutions. Our team of engineers and rock remediation technicians can design and install rockfall netting that is tailored to each customer’s specific needs.

    Other Rockfall Containment Solutions

    In addition to catch fences and rockfall netting, Access Limited offers a range of other rockfall containment solutions. These include:

    • Debris flow barriers: Protective barriers that redirect debris flows away from roads, infrastructure, and other vulnerable areas.
    • Rockfall attenuators: Devices designed to absorb the energy of falling rocks and reduce their impact.
    • Rockfall drape systems: Mesh nets draped over steep slopes to prevent rockfall and stabilize the slope.
    • Slope stabilization systems: A range of solutions designed to stabilize slopes and prevent landslides, including soil nails, anchors, and grouting.

    Access Limited’s Approach to Rockfall Containment

    How Access Limited Chooses the Best Solution for Each Application

    At Access Limited, we understand that each project is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for containing rockfalls and slope stabilization. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to each project, beginning with a thorough analysis of the slope and the potential risk of rockfall. Our team of experts uses advanced technology and industry-leading techniques to assess the slope’s angle, geological conditions, and weather patterns, among other factors. Based on this analysis, we work with the customer to develop a customized plan that prioritizes safety, effectiveness, and cost-efficiency.

    The Specialized Fleet of Limited-Access Rock Drills Used in Installation

    At Access Limited, we know that the success of any rockfall mitigation or slope stabilization project relies on the quality of the installation. That’s why we use a specialized fleet of purpose built limited-access rock drills to install our solutions quickly and safely. Our drills are designed to operate in challenging terrain and limited-access areas, allowing us to reach even the most remote locations. Our team of experts is trained to operate the equipment with precision, ensuring that the installation is secure and long-lasting. With our specialized fleet of limited access rock drills, we can provide our customers with a safe and stable environment for their projects.

    The Expertise and Experience of Access Limited’s Staff

    We pride ourselves on having a team of experts with the knowledge and experience to tackle even the most challenging rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization projects. Our staff includes engineers and rock remediation technicians who are trained in the latest industry-leading techniques and equipment. We understand that each project is unique and requires a customized approach, and our team is dedicated to providing safe and effective solutions that meet the customer’s specific needs. With our expertise and attention to detail, we can ensure that each project is completed efficiently and to the highest standards of quality.

    Don’t leave your project’s safety to chance. Trust the experts at Access Limited for all your rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization needs. Contact us today to learn more about our customized solutions and specialized fleet of limited-access rock drills. Let us help you mitigate risk and achieve a safe and stable environment for your project.

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    OUR PROCESS

    Design/Build Solutions

    Our design/build solutions are customized to the varying demands and site constraints of each geohazard we encounter. Every project that we take on is completed with one goal in mind: always provide the best value.

    STEP 1

    ASSESSMENT

    No-obligation site visit by a qualified geotechnical engineer.

    STEP 2

    ANALYSIS

    Fixed-cost proposal developed from available geotechnical and site visit information.

    STEP 3

    DESIGN

    In-house engineering team assists or completes the design.

    STEP 4

    INSTALLATION

    Crews can mobilize within 24 hours; designs optimized in real time.

    WARRANTY

    Multi-year performance warranty covers materials, installation, and overall system performance.

    WARRANTY

    Multi-year performance warranty covers materials, installation, and overall system performance.

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