Stabilisation for Highwalls and Box Cuts
RIX has extensive experience completing projects in the mining environment. Our experienced teams are trained in a wide range of safe, cost-effective and time-saving methods of reinforcing high walls and exposed cut faces at mine portal entrances, including:
- Roof support and lining
- Rockbolt installation
- Synthetic fibre-reinforced shotcrete
- Pressure grouting
- Rockfall netting installation
- Rock catch fencing
- Rockfall barriers
- Scaling, spliting and removal of hazardous geology
- Soil nailing
- Erosion control
- Latex membranes
- Shotcrete lined drains
The box cut, shown above, was reinforced with rockbolts, steel mesh and shotcrete. Challenges for such projects include:
- Above average summer heat
- Narrow benches and height
- Great distances from the closest concrete plant
- Simultaneous construction of the transport, conveyer and ventilation drifts
Accustomed to working in a mine environment, our team was able to plan and manage our operations to not impact other contractors’ activities and achieve program.
Centre: A rockbolted and shotcreted box cut project in Eastern Australia.
Left: RIX rope access personnel stabilising a long wall with rockfall netting. Good access allowed for the assistance of a crane with the required reach.
Right: RIX personnel shotcreting a seam from a crane basket to prevent further weathering.