Engineers and builders face many challenges when planning for flooding protection and risk mitigation measures.
Floods occur frequently in many parts of the world and result in losses of life and property. To mitigate these risks and enforce control over the damaging effects of floods, we can consider seasonal rainfalls and rare or unforeseen catastrophic events such as tsunamis and build flooding protection structures by using our sound civil engineering practices for MSE walls for flooding protection.
We will work with you to develop:
- Flooding mitigation structures such as:
- Dry dams
- Stormwater reservoirs and canals
- Conveyance tunnels
Reinforced Earth Company Ltd. (RECo) flooding protection solutions
Our MSE walls for flooding protection include raised structures such as retaining walls and barriers to combat and control flood forces and subsurface structures and surface strata fortification to control the effects of seepage, drainage, and soil erosion. We address all areas of soil structure needs for building flooding protection solutions in a flood-prone environment.
Dykes act as an active defense mechanism against floods and it is the most common structure built to prevent flooding and submersion. Combined with waterproofing techniques, Reinforced Earth® MSE walls for flooding protection become efficient barriers. Using this technology, we can build new structures and raise the height of the existing structures.
Flood control structures
Floods can occur due to various reasons, either from the sea, from rivers, or because of rainstorms. In such instances, flooding protection structures like dry dams, reservoirs, canals, and conveyance tunnels are needed for efficient stormwater management.
Our Reinforced Earth® retaining wall and GeoMega® MSE walls for flooding protection are a proven alternative to other construction methods and materials used to build flood control structures. MSE structures present the inherent advantages of cost effectiveness, flexibility, and speed of construction. When working in cut conditions, T-Wall™ precast modular retaining walls are a convenient solution.
TechSpan® precast concrete arches are well suited for the construction of water conveyance tunnels.
The damage analysis of tragic tsunamis that have occurred in the past decades, has shown that with proper protective measures, many lives could have been saved. The construction of elevated platforms in urban areas to serve as shelters is one of these measures and the inherited characteristics of our Reinforced Earth® MSE walls for flooding protection are the best fit for building such structures.