Project Description

Planning for protection and risk mitigation measures against flood events present major challenges for engineers and builders.

Every day, floods occur in parts of the world and result in loss of life and property. Whether planning development that considers seasonal rainfalls or rare and unforeseen catastrophic events, it is possible for planners to anticipate, and with sound civil engineering practice, to mitigate risks and plan some control over the damaging effects of flood. We work with you to develop:

  • Sea walls
  • Flow channels
  • Soil stabilization
  • Geosynthetic barriers
  • Conveyance tunnels
  • Dams and reservoirs

Terre Armee engineers work regularly in the water sector on these type of projects that consider wave forces, submergence, hydrostatics, erosion and scour.

Terre Armee flood protection solutions

Flood protection involves not only having raised structures and landscape features such as retaining walls and barriers to combat and control flood forces, but also subsurface structures and surface strata fortification to control the effects of seepage, drainage and soil erosion.

Terre Armee solutions address all areas of soil-structure needs for planning in flood-prone environments.

MSE walls & precast tunnels

Our Reinforced Earth® walls and slopes (MSE) represents a proven alternative to other construction methods and materials used to build flood control structures. MSE structures have the inherent advantages of economy, flexibility and speed of construction.

  • Guidewalls and training walls
  • Channels and spillways
  • Reinforced soil embankments (all types)
  • Precast tunnels

Geotextile containers

Geosynthetic tubes and bags are becoming more popular with engineers to solve planning needs for dykes, levees, breakwaters and groynes. Terre Armee has developed Geosynthetic Container solutions that stand alone, or can be combined with other techniques such as capping liners, stabilized fill, and waterproofing.

Geogrids & Drainage

For engineers, the characteristics of the landscape that occupies the flood area is a critical factor in their designs. Reinforced soils are often required in flood zones to stabilize and make stationary both the overlying and underlying local soil layers. Terre Armee recommends the use of uniaxial and biaxial high-strength geogrids for reinforcement assurance.

Our TerraFlow drainage composites system creates uniform channels to provide better planar waterflow, even under extraordinary loading conditions.

Related solutions

Reinforced Earth®

Reinforced Earth®

Our flagship technique, Reinforced Earth®, is based on the principle of the friction between soil and reinforcements creating a permanent and predictable bond. At the origin of all mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls on the market today, we are continuously perfecting this simple, yet ingenious technique.

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TechSpan®

TechSpan®

Resulting from decades of research and development, TechSpan® is a buried precast concrete arch system designed to accommodate high fills, heavy live loads, and alternating loading conditions. With a small footprint and easy and quick to install, TechSpan® is ideal for the construction of tunnels. See the many uses of our precast arch system.

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TerraTube

TerraTube

The TerraTube geotextile tube is an excellent option for the construction of flood protection gravity standing structures.

TerraFlow

TerraFlow

TerraFlow drainage composites system creates uniform channels to provide better planar waterflow, even under extraordinary loading conditions.

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