Impermeable Fencing

Advanced Environmental Services has created a purpose designed barrier system called Impermeable Fencing. Particularly environmentally sensitive areas require protection from runoff of potentially harmful contaminants. We pioneered this innovative solution on NSW major infrastructure project site W2B. Impermeable Fencing protected surrounding marshlands and water-bodies. This contained the acid sulphate soils and other contaminants mobilised in rain water runoff during construction.

We built a purpose made plough for the installation of this product. Designed by our engineers and manufactured by our in-house mechanical team we created the IF Plough. This innovative ground engagement tool embeds the 1000 micron HDPE membrane into the ground. We install Impermeable Fencing into the ground or substrate to a depth of 300mm.  As a result we avoid washout or scarping during high volume rain events.

Impermeable fencing also lends itself to an unusual form of Fauna Fence being “Crab Fencing” the installation of which is shown on the video above.

This particular application and its installation was developed by Advanced Environmental Services for the Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to stem the spread of White Spot from the Logan River into local prawn farms. Tight timelines and environmental pressures became the mother of invention for this devastating outbreak and resulting damages to the prawn industry in Qld.