Martens en Van Oord’s contributions to water safety include the construction of new dykes and the improvement of existing dykes, from design to geotechnical surveys and execution. And we can also take on the finishing work for the dyke.
Depending on the subsoil, a dyke is constructed in phases. Geotechnical surveys are carried out to determine these phases. The core of a dyke usually consists of sand, which has a good load-bearing capacity and in this way forms a stable foundation for the layer of clay in which a dyke is clad.
During work on dykes the surrounding area often plays a major role; sometimes work is literally performed in people’s back gardens. Maintaining close contact with nearby residents and the various stakeholders is crucial here. This is environmental management in the broadest sense of the word.