Rockfall Mesh Drapes
Passive protection systems such as rockfall mesh drapes are commonly used in conjunction with rock scaling and block removal as an alternative to rockfall barriers or active anchored mesh systems. The installation of the wire mesh, which is anchored at the top, then rolled over slopes is installed rapidly over large areas to mitigate the effects of the trajectory of small bouncing debris.
Rockfall mesh drapes can be a cost effective alternative to other solutions when engineered products are installed sufficient to contain the energy of the rockfall rocks and debris. This can be an easy thing to get wrong during specification leading to damage or destruction during an event causing additional costs and problems for the client. The team at Geovert are available to provide information or further assist in the development of suitable systems this area.