2/2024 – Terracrete™ permeable paver provides flood alleviation in Benin City, Nigeria

The Terracrete permeable pavers between the home in Benin City, preventing erosion

Gapoina-Urora Flood Control Project Initiated 2020, the Gapoina-Urora Flood Control Project, situated in Benin City, Nigeria, is part of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). NEWMAP works in conjunction with the different state ministries of environment and the federal ministry of environment at the national level. It is a World Bank assisted project…


9/2023 – The cost of restoring our beaches

Composite retaining wall with foundation under sea level

Once again, during Sept 2023, South African beaches suffered considerable damage from a seasonal winter storm. As it happens at irregular intervals, a combination of high spring tide and strong onshore winds with waves of up to 9,5m high, affected 50% of the southern coastline.


5/2021 – Functional AND beautiful: retention pond delight

Detention pond with Terraforce at CPUT, Western Cape

Expanding pond capacity and looks. During the drought in 2017, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Bellville Campus announced that all their existing green spaces were being irrigated with recycled water that is collected and pumped into an on-site lake. In August 2020 – to comply with City of Cape Town’s by-laws and regulations…


12/2020 – Retaining wall excellence in the UK with Terraforce

Terraforce wall

Looking back It’s been a tough year. Getting through hard lockdowns and building industries at standstill has been challenging, however we can thankfully announce that sales have stabilised and mostly returned to pre-lockdown levels. Some regions even presented with an increase in sales.


10/2019 – Standing Strong: Herolds Bay Sea Wall

Terraforce sea wall

Seashore protection with Terraforce Herolds Bay is a small, quaint seaside village in the southern Cape Province. It is known for its sheltered location and idyllic beach, that occasionally comes under attack by the sea in winter. During these months, the homes built closely to the beach need protecting from the waves reaching all the…


6/2005 – Total Turnaround for Suburbs Wetland

To prevent problem plants from encroaching with ease, the walls are constructed at a steep angle of 85°, while the in and outlet areas will allow migration of various creatures

Wetland rehab with Terraforce In 2005, Steyn Swanepoel, from Steyn Swanepoel Landscape Design, and Luis Jordaan, his experienced project manager, were faced with complex site conditions when devising a remedial solution for an overgrown wetland located on privately owned land within the city bowl below Table Mountain.


8/2018 – Why and how to protect our beaches?

Beach front protection with Terraforce

By Holger Rust, Founder, TERRAFORCE The “why” part is easy to answer. We want to protect our valuable possessions and infrastructure, such as houses, tourist destinations, pipelines and harbour entrances against the dynamic forces of wave action.


37/2004 – Liesbeek River Newlands – Vintage Project

Terraforce L13 blocks were founded below anticipated depth of scour

L13 blocks were used to rehabilitate the trail, improving it visually and providing residents with a rehabilitated leisure area: Planners of the Liesbeek Trail were faced with serious erosion problems alongside this river, confined in a narrow corridor through the densely built-up suburb of Newlands. The aim of this project was to rehabilitate the trail,…


6/2005 – Total turnaround for suburbs wetland

The Terraforce blocks submerged underwater at a wetland rehabilitation

An overgrown wetland located on public open space below Table Mountain, South Africa, presented the Landscape architect Steyn Swanepoel, from SSLAD and Luis Jordaan of Force Ten, the Terraforce contactor, with complex site conditions in devising a remedial solution. The wetland is fed by a natural spring and runs continuously throughout the year with the…