Globaltech served as the prime consultant for the data gathering, evaluation, design and stabilization of canal banks for five sites on canals managed by the Coral Springs Improvement District (CSID).
The Coral Springs Improvement District owns and maintains over 20 miles of canals in the City of Coral Springs. The canals were constructed in the early 1970s by various developers and incorporated into the CSID canal network. Often, the canals were constructed based on fill needs and aesthetic interpretation rather than following a predetermined canal cross section that would guarantee slope stability.
Over the course of 40 years, the canal banks have experienced erosion, undermining and surcharging that has resulted in canals that have become increasingly threatening to adjacent structures. CSID retained Globaltech to evaluate, design and stabilize the canal banks for 32 individual properties located along 4 discrete canals.
A remedial solution using course aggregate (limestone averaging 6 – 12 inches in diameter) was chosen. The limestone was placed to re-establish property boundaries and in such a way as to insure lasting stability. Over 2,800 linear feet of canal bank was stabilized using over 25,000 tons limestone. Upon re-establishing the proper canal alignment and slope, the embankments were finished with a geotextile fabric, top soil and sod. Site restoration activities included maintaining and replacing irrigation systems, landscaping, and fences for individual homeowners as well as restoring a 1,200 foot long construction road along the first hole of the Eagle Trace Golf Course.
Coral Springs Improvement District