SAFETY NETTING PROVED IN PRACTICE

Underground safety netting designed to offer an economical method of strengthening areas liable to sudden but limited collapse (particularly in the construction of playing fields, parks, playgrounds and even farmland) was used in constructing a primarily school pitch over 100- year-old shallow mine workings. After removing the topsoil, and grading the subsoil to falls suitable for field tile drainage, the entire area was covered with the neeting. The 76 mm mesh neeting used at this particular pitch was made up of 18 stands of 0.375 mm polyethylene yarn supplied in rolls 91 m long and 3.66 mm wide. The strips were laid and sewn together with a 152 mm overlap, and then covered to a depth of 610 mm with a coarse PFA, gravel, graded aggregate, dust aggregate and red blaegrit.

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 36
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM