Slope Stabilisation Nets as Erosion Control and Rockfall Protection
A rockfall with small debris does not seem particularly threatening. But the fact is: when stones detach themselves from a slope, they constantly increase in speed due to their weight. Once the debris has picked up speed, even stones the size of pebbles can cause considerable damage. If a small rockfall hits a car windscreen, for example, its force can be enough to seriously damage the glass. In the case of larger stones, a stone chip can even be life-threatening.
Especially during heavy rainfall and extreme weather conditions, the soil quickly becomes muddy or unstable, which can cause large chunks of rock or even masses of soil to come loose from the slope. Then not only rockfalls but also landslides become an acute threat. With the help of special slope protection nets that offer increased erosion protection, you can minimise the risk of such scenarios and ensure more safety on your property and in your garden.
Rockfall Protection Netting as an Alternative to Retaining Walls
Planting stones or heavyweight walls are often used to secure slopes in the garden, but these protection systems are usually expensive. This is because in addition to the building materials, such as planting stones or natural stones, a concrete foundation is also needed, depending on the slope and the nature of the soil, to give the garden wall the necessary stability. The construction of a retaining wall to secure a slope therefore requires a lot of planning and also time during implementation.
Our protective nets are a safe and cost-effective alternative to such retaining walls. Besides the net itself, you only need the fixings to install a perfect slope protection. In addition, our protective nets - unlike natural stone walls or dry stone walls - can be very quickly and efficiently installed and anchored on the slope. This not only saves you money, but also time.
Protect Your Belongings with Slope Protection Nets
Slope stabilisation nets protect you and others from unnecessary injuries caused by natural hazards such as rockfalls or landslides. In addition, slope stabilisation also helps to prevent possible damage to your property. Especially windows or solar systems of houses on slopes are often damaged by falling rocks.
Compared to necessary replacements of glass, metal or high-quality solar panels, a protective net for rockfall protection represents a significantly more manageable investment. So protect your belongings with adequate slope stabilisation and let wind and weather no longer have any power over your safety.
Customised Slope Stabilisation Net
Every slope and embankment is situated differently and has a very individual profile (soil, height differences, slope inclination, etc.). It is therefore worthwhile to request a custom-made net for slope stabilisation.
At safetynet365.com you have a choice of different material diameters and mesh sizes, depending on which potential the slope is to be shored up and secured. The length and width of the net as well as the desired colour can also be individually configured. All our slope protection nets are made of the highly stable and tear-resistant material polypropylene. Due to their UV and weather resistance, our nets are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and are designed for long-term use in slope protection.
Do you have further questions or are you unsure how to choose the right slope protection net for you? Please feel free to contact us. We can help you choose the right rockfall protection.
The Correct Installation of Slope Protection Nets
In order to ensure adequate protection against rockfalls or debris flows, slope protection nets must be correctly fixed. Always make sure that the net you want to use to intercept the slope is large enough to secure all relevant areas of the slope. Furthermore, the safety net must be sufficiently fixed and anchored on all sides. In addition, the net for slope protection should always be tightly tensioned. If the net is installed too loosely, there is a risk that stones will come loose from the slope despite the securing and fall down inside the net - this can also be a hazard. To ensure that the slope is secured well for years to come, you should also regularly check the safety net and its fastening.
You can find further notes and information on the various fastening options in our overview of the installation of safety nets.