In civil engineering and water engineering, dyke structures are special hydraulic installations designed to protect developed areas and infrastructure against flooding and against tidal events and tidal water in general along coasts and rivers. In many cases, dams and dykes are designed with a different inclination on the water side to that on the air side. So-called dyke defence paths are constructed on and next to the dyke for maintenance purposes and for defence in case of a disaster. The main objective of the dam structures is to protect the hinterland from flooding. Along coasts, dyke structures are also of crucial importance for permanent coastal protection.
Dams and dykes play a central role in flood protection. For this reason, their size, type and construction need to be carefully designed and dimensioned. Geosynthetics such as bentonite mats, geogrids, non-woven fabrics and erosion control mats are used here for sealing, separating, filtering, drainage and erosion control.
All products in the range Dyke construction
BEMAT Erosion Control Mats
BEMAT erosion control mats are three-dimensional non-woven mats made of randomly arranged polypropylene (PP) monofilaments. As the vegetation starts to grow, the mats prevent erosion channels from forming, fix the soil in place and secure it against washing out.
BENTOMAT Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Geosynthetic clay liners, also known as bentonite mats, are composite geosynthetic materials that have been in use for many years as a successful natural method for sealing against liquids and gases in a wide variety of applications.
COCONUT-FIBRE MATS and JUTE-FIBRE MATS
COCONUT-FIBRE and JUTE-FIBRE are natural erosion control mats. The grid structure made of 100% natural fibers ensures safe and durable vegetation on embankments and in shore zones. Unwanted soil erosion by wind and water is effectively prevented.
TERRABENT slope stabilisation and sealing system
TERRABENT is a sealed earthwork structure with a greenable slope inclination of 70°. It is a combination of the statically effective slope stabilization system GREEN TERRAMESH with the geosynthetic clay liner BENTOMAT.
CONCRETE CANVAS concrete mats
CONCRETE CANVAS brings together many advantages in one product: the robustness, fire resistance and durability of concrete combined with the excellent abrasion resistance and sealing properties of the geosynthetics.