Concrete sea walls with MagnaDense
Contractors and designers within the coastal protection area meet many challenging situations. Specifications often outline sustainable constructions with highly aesthetically pleasing designs required. It is essential to use both technical solutions and materials that withstand long-term exposure to impact from harsh environmental conditions. Our natural heavyweight aggregate MagnaDense is a perfect solution in these cases. With MagnaDense it is possible to make high density concrete with densities up to 4.0 t/m3.
Rubble mound breakwaters with high-density concrete
In the design of rubble mound breakwaters which are used to protect the coast, the stability of armour layers is one of the most critical aspects. By using high density concrete in armour layers, you can achieve a reduction of the required edge length of cubes with a factor 2. As a consequence, this reduction means that the volume of the cube goes down by a factor 8!
Different breakwater types
The industry uses high density concrete in coastal concrete blocks of various types, including:
- Tetrapod sea wall blocks
- Accropod sea wall blocks
- Core-locTM sea wall blocks
All breakwater types benefit from the addition of high density MagnaDense in the coastal defence method. In the video, based on research, you will see a detailed explanation of heavy, dense concrete blocks for erosion protection.