Concrete Cloth Installation
Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia
Severe erosion concerns from tidally influenced coastal waters created a need for a permanent and relatively maintenance free erosion stabilization measure. Due to the location, within the confines of a restricted access Army Base, a tough durable solution was sought to perform in extreme conditions. Milliken Concrete Cloth - CC8 - was chosen for overall cost effectiveness, speed of installation and cost of materials (in comparison to riprap) which brought immediate value to Hunter Army Airfield Public Works.
On Day 1 the site was graded and prepared with a smooth working surface. The CC8 was placed in lengths longitudinal to the slope, then the entire slope was toed in at the top. Large ballast was used to cover the bottom. The entire slope was covered and hydrated by 3PM.
The slope was completed in one working day with a crew of three men, a trackhoe and simple hand tools to cut and seam the CC8. The bulk rolls were placed by a contractor with no prior experience with Concrete Cloth. No specialty labor, forms or equipment was required and because the project was completed so quickly, it saved time and worker hazard exposure.