Kinnitty Mountain Bike Trail Ireland

  • Application: Embankment / Slope Stabilisation
  • Market: Environmental & Ecological
  • Product: Geocell
  • Main Contractor: Kinnitty Mountain Bike Trails LTD
  • Location: Ireland

The Brief

We were contacted by Kinnitty Mountain Bike Trails LTD for assistance with a project in 2020. They were building an 80km bike trail. Parts of the trail covered extremely marshy ground which needed to be strengthened and stabilised.

The contractor was using a geotextile but also wanted to use a less traditional option than a boardwalk for the areas of soft ground.

Our Approach

After reviewing the requirements for the site, we suggested the use of a Geocell in conjunction with a non-woven geotextile on the parts of the trail that were very marshy.

We provided Stratec Geocell 100 for the project and also provided Stratec heavy duty J pins to secure the material.

Geocell is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyester or other polymer material. Geocell is a long-term solution designed to protect the ground from soil erosion by creating a uniform layer of ground. It is ideal for use on steep slopes and embankments.

The Outcome

The use of the Geocell meant that once it is backfilled it creates a uniform layer. This in turn strengthened and stabilized the ground and resulted in a platform that was capable of withstanding the weight needed for the bike track.

The Geocell provided value to the project and increased the durability and longevity of the installation.

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