As a new product, Geopipes OÜ sells amphibian and small animal protection systems in cooperation with ACO Nordic OÜ. These are guiding walls, ACO LEP 100, aimed at preventing amphibians and small animals from entering the road, while allowing road construction at the desired location and volume.
The system consists of a main unit with a 1-meter installation stage and additional curved and specially shaped units, so that they are also optimally adapted to complex terrain profiles and relief.
The ACO LEP 100 system allows not only the optimal handling of amphibians by keeping them away from danger areas, but also to carry out the desired earthworks, ensure optimal drainage properties of water, and offers ease of installation and stability.
The barrier footing or base plate inhibits the growth of vegetation, which would otherwise give amphibians the opportunity to climb over the wall.
This is a significant advantage over alternative solutions that are more labour intensive to install and require regular mowing or cleaning of the ground.
Practical benefits of the product
The LEP 100 wall module itself has integrated drain holes in the rear of the base, it is also possible to drain at the joints of the footing where the geotextile is applied but is not visible. Surface water naturally drains vertically, significantly improving the stability of embankments and edges.
The material used, good drainage ability and low centre of gravity provide high stability. The static calculation shows that the edge structure is able to carry a higher moving load (p = 5,0 kN / m2) up to an angle of inclination of 40° (1: 1,2), and in embankments, no further approval of system details is required. In addition, the integrated overlap prevents the parts from shifting.