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This erosion control project uses layers of stone and coir matting along with live willow.

A section of riverbank at Forty Hall in Enfield had been eroded when the waterflow was altered due to trees collapsing into the river channel.

The solution we chose was to:

  • level the exsting erosion to create a solid base for the new revetment
  • put in place a silt curtain whilst works were underway to stop debris from the works washing down the river
  • use layers of stone, soil and coir matting to created a graded infill into the eroded section of the bank
  • plant live willow cuttings between the levels
  • seed the top layer of matting with grass seed

This erosion control solution has worked well in an area which was difficult to access and where a hard landscaping solution would have looked out of place.

The revetment can barely be seen a few years on as the vegetation has grown over the area so that it blends in with the rest of the bank.

“Call us on 01453 708804 or email us  with your erosion control enquiry”