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Myrke flood bank (geo-textile problem) - January 2010
The composite image below clearly shows significant degradation of the flood bank reinforcement.
The original embankment can be seen here.
Sub-standard in design and construction, this embankment was dismantled and rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of £1.3m.
The 4,000 sq metres of specially grown turf protection is disappearing fast thus leaving the black geo-textile material reinforcement exposed to both mechanical and solar damage. In my opinion it is only a matter of time before the geo-textile reinforcement fails to fulfil its purpose.
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Myrke flood bank - including 2004 pictures
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25/10/09 - What the turf specialists say
Myrke flood bank - February 2009
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