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Have you ever paid attention to just how much work the average contractor can get done in a day? They seem to work at lightning speed, but it's not because they are cutting corners. It's because they are experts, and in many cases, they are experts with a lot of experience. You could install cabinets, lay flooring, or wire a light fixture pretty quickly, too, if you had done it 500 times before! Because we really admire both the speed and dexterity with which contractors are able to work, we decided to write more about this topic for readers like you. You'll find those articles here.


Commercial Rockfall Protection: Do You Need It for Your Complex?

If you plan to construct a business complex in an area affected by regular rock falls, you want to keep your building and customers safe as much as possible. But if you don't know how to keep dangerous debris from falling onto the building site, you may choose another place to construct your complex. You can use a commercial rockfall protection system to safeguard your building site from falling rocks. Learn more about commercial rockfall protection and how it can work for you below.

What's a Rockfall Protection System?

Rocks of all shapes and sizes can be dangerous if they unexpectedly fall and collide with other structures. Rockfall protection is one unique service or system you can use to control or prevent rocks of any size from falling onto your future complex.

Construction companies use different types of rockfall protection systems to stabilize, mitigate, and control large rock formations, such as rocky hillsides and slippery roadside slopes. Companies can use the systems to actively or passively protect your building site.  

Active systems protect areas of land that are prone to regular rock slides and accidents. The areas of land have a clear history of falling rock incidents. Passive systems protect landmasses that may potentially become hazardous in the future. The masses of land may or may not have a clear history of falling rock and other debris.

If you think a commercial rockfall protection system is something you need for your complex or building site, call a construction company today.

What Rockfall Protection System Should You Use?

If your building site has a clear history of falling rocks, a construction company will use an active falling rock protection system to secure it. Active systems, such as hexagonal mesh, may be one of the options used in your building site.

The metal wire used to make hexagonal mesh systems is strong enough to catch and contain large rocks without breaking or overstretching. The net-like material is double-twisted for strength and resilience. If the rocks in your building site are large, you want to use a mesh system or something similar to it.

If your building site doesn't have an active history of falling rocks, a company will use a passive rockfall protection system to secure it. The system will behave as a preventative barrier against future rock falls. Some companies use special drapes and soil embankments to secure potentially unstable rock formations or sites. Soil embankments work particularly well in areas of land that have the potential to erode and weaken over time.

You can learn more about rockfall protection systems by calling a contractor today.