Scour Protection

Scouring is the removal of sediment such as sand and rocks usually around bridge abutments, piers or areas which are subject to constant wave or tidal action. Scouring is also a common problem for properties in close proximity to City Cat Terminals in Brisbane or streams prone to flooding. Scour caused by swiftly moving water, can scoop out scour holes, compromising the structural integrity of a structure. Rip Rap and Geotextile, Gabion or Rock Walls Structures are the traditional economical method of erosion control along the shores of canals, rivers, lakes and streams Envirostruct can place rock from the Shoreline or bring it by barge and place it from a floating marine plant. Sheet Piles are also an effective method for providing a durable protective barrier between the water and the structure, underwater concrete forming is probably the most costly alternative and is usually reserved for specific circumstances, Envirostruct also provide these services. Contact Envirostruct for advice on your scour problems we will visit the site and review the situation and provide an obligation free consultation. Envirostruct has been engaged frequently over the years by the Department of Main Roads Qld to fix scour problems caused by flood damage.