November Newsletter 2015

Hi there!

The year might be drawing to a close, but that’s not stopping us!

Apart from boxing rocks, we now also box… sand!

Yes, that’s right, you can now even buy top quality sandbags from us!

We’ve decided to have a project feed of ongoing projects…

So have a look at the snippets featured in this newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up to date with all the latest!

In this month’s newsletter

  • North End Lake Rehabilitation
  • Walmer Detention Ponds
  • Riverbank Lodge Project
  • Gabions as Bomb Shelters

Please note that we’ll be closing on Friday the 11th of December and will reopen onMonday the 4th of January 2016

Keep rocking,
The Gabion Baskets team!

North End Lake Rehabilitation (Ongoing project)

The North End Lake in Port Elizabeth was in desperate need for rehabilitation due to extreme levels of water pollution.  The lake is very popular for activities such as power boating, canoeing and angling. The high bacterial levels made the water unsafe for any recreational activities.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in Port Elizabeth assigned Kayalihle Trading as the main contractor for the rehabilitation of the lake.

Walmer Detention Pond (Ongoing project)

The suburb of  Walmer and surrounding areas in Port Elizabeth is plagued by severe flooding when it rains. Flooding leads to what is called “ponding” in these areas.
To address this problem, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality launched the Walmer Detention Ponds and storm water drainage project.

Riverbank Lodge (Completed project) 

There’s a river flowing at the back of River Lodge Complex and due to the flow there were some major concerns with regard to erosion close to the units located at the back of the complex.
The body corporate decided to have a gabion river wall and river mattress installed in order to avoid the erosion further into the Complex boundary.

Gabions as Bomb Shelter

Recently we were invited to assist the CSIR on their facilities, located in Paardefontein, Pretoria North, with the repair of gabion structures used as protection for bomb shelters. The goal was to find out whether the gabions that were damaged during explosions or ballistic testing could be repaired by only focusing on the affected section.

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