Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Making safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
Before works could begin, temporary pollution control measures were required to avoid any foreign bodies entering the watercourse whilst the works took place.
This included the installation of a silt curtain to control the dispersion of any mud and dirt. As a precaution, an oil boom was also used downstream of the works to ensure any fuel spillages would be contained.
A CAT scan of the area was conducted prior to the excavation of a 3m trench and the installation of support stakes along the river and bankside. Rock rolls were then laid horizontally and securely tied to each other and the hardwood stakes, ensuring a sufficient hold.
Drainage shelves and trenches were dug into the bank and filled with stone to create a constant gradient that will allow the bank to drain during a flood event and protect the surrounding areas.
Once fully installed, soil was layered over the rock rolls followed by a coir roll matting to provide further stabilisation to the bank and prevent future soil erosion.
A final layer of top soil was used to cover the matting and grass seed was distributed across the bank and surround areas.