For the restoration of retaining walls and other structures undercut by water we use fabric casings or fabric containers. They are “injected” with a special underwater concrete. The fabric consists of chemical fibre of high tear strength. Impermeable for concrete, they protect it during the hardening phase from washout.
Advantages of the Gewetec-fabric casing:
- Massive cost savings because there is no need for dewatering and sheet pile walls
- No tremor/mudflows in problem areas
- Simple and cost-effective building site installation
- Fabric casings are very adaptable in their form
Example of the restoration of a retaining wall: