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Geobrugg's Tecco mesh is being used as an alternative to reinforced concrete as the facing solution on a slope stabilisation project near Glasgow.

A section of railway cutting at Neilston had suffered a shallow translational slope failure during a period of heavy rain. Investigations revealed the cutting slope consisted of a thin layer of glacial till material overlying rock.

Geotechnical contractor Ritchies, Geobrugg's UK and Republic of Ireland certified installer, stabilised the cutting using the mesh and a grid of self-drilling soil nails, installed using rope-supported lightweight trolley rigs.

Ritchies says the high tensile steel wire mesh provides 'excellent' corrosion resistant properties as a result of its unique coating. The system can be used with erosion control matting and seeding to create vegetated slopes.

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