Cumberland County, NC
Concrete Cloth™: Slope Protection

Project Overview

NCDOT Bridge Maintenance Division 6 had a major erosion problem at the bridge piles underneath I-95 at Highway 87 in Cumberland County, NC. The bridge deck above was leaking water at the joint, cascading down and eroding the slope that protects the concrete bridge piles. They were constantly repairing this area so they decided to use Concrete Cloth (CC) to prevent further erosion and limit maintenance.

Solution

Traditionally, a thin, poured concrete slab called slope paving, or rip-rap placed on top of a geotextile to protect the existing slope would have been installed. Vegetating the slope was not an option, because of the the low sunlight conditions vegetation wouldn’t get established.

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