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Coastal Protection

Why Use a Geotextile? To protect against coastal erosion, armor stone revetment are constructed. The energy of the wave action of water is dissipated by the armor stone however as the waves are receding, the water erodes the sandy soil below the armor stones, causing them to displace from their location and eventually damage the […]

How to Earth Box Gardening

Earth Box Advantages The roots of plants in the Earth Box enjoy almost total protection from weeds, burrowing nuisances like moles and gophers, soil-borne pests like cutworms and slugs, and fungi that cause wilts. Moved far enough away from the regular plot, many insects won’t find the foliage, either. The system also requires much less […]

Flood Protection Works

In recent past, Pakistan has been impacted by floods in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The floods of 2010 caused significant damage to the irrigation and drainage network as well as the road infra-structure in all four provinces. Soil erosion caused by fast moving flood water is a significant contributor to damaged roads […]

IGS Seminar at EA Consulting (Pvt) Ltd

As part of IGS-PK initiative to raise the awareness of geosynthetics, the first seminar/ discussion group meeting was held at EA consult head office in Karachi. The topic of the seminar was related to road construction in soft clay and sandy soils. Traditional solutions were technically and financially compared with modern solution using geosynthetics. The […]