Terre Armée designs and supplies materials for the construction of groynes and breakwaters.
The need to build groynes and breakwaters is on the rise. For offshore and shoreline stakeholders, these necessary structures protect not only maritime assets and ship-to-shore infrastructure, but also protect and preserve natural shorelines and coastal development that drive local and global economies.
Solutions designed and supplied by Terre Armée are developed to ensure offshore and coastline erosion control, harbor sustainability and landform and infrastructure preservation. For coastal protection, groynes and breakwaters serve different but complementary purposes as far as littoral transport is concerned.
The customized engineered TerraDyke™ solution developed by Terre Armée is particularly well adapted to their construction. This state-of-the-art technique is based on the use of geotextile tubes which constitute the core of the structures. It is a soft solution offering the advantages of geosynthetic materials and locally available fill materials.
TechRevetment™ formed concrete mattresses are an ideal solution for the primary armor layer and the antiscour aprons which can be complemented by anchor tubes. Our TerraTextile™ NW nonwoven geotextiles are essential components to cope with filtration and separation issues.
When basal reinforcement is necessary due to the nature of the foundation soil of the structures, ArmaLynk® and ArmaGrid® geogrids will provide the right answer.
Our flagship technique, Reinforced Earth®, is based on the principle of the friction between soil and reinforcements creating a permanent and predictable bond. At the origin of all mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls on the market today, we are continuously perfecting this ingenious technique.
A precast retaining wall system, TechWall™ combines the advantages of counterfort with the quality and effectiveness of precast concrete. A great fit for sites with soil bearing capacities allowing for shallow foundations, TechWall™ can also be combined with piling solutions to accommodate different types of soil. Sustainable, cost-effective, and quick to install, TechWall™ may just be the ideal solution for your project needs.
TerraAnchor™ is used for soil reinforcement applications. It is used for permanent and temporary stabilization of existing slopes and structures by using high tensile galvanized steel rods as soil reinforcement for permanent applications, or galvanized steel strands for temporary applications. Terre Armée provides a range of anchor load capacity selections that reach up 15-tons, and driven to variable depths.
Terre Armée and subsidiary companies offer TerraNail™, for installing passive soil and rock anchoring and stabilization systems. This solution is widely specified by geotechincal engineers for builders and earthworkers to install adequate measures to ensure stability and take control of embankment soil and rock displacement, foundation instability, mass erosion, and retention facing displacements.
Under the umbrella of TerraTextile™, our woven geotextile solutions address construction challenges associated with soft and poorly draining soils. The solution provides long term separation, filtration and hydrostatic pressure control that in turn constricts potential surface and subgrade deformations.