The Lekdijk protects a large part of the Randstad against flooding. And to make sure it will stay that way, the stretch of dike between Amerongen and Schoonhoven is set to be reinforced. What needs to be done depends very much on the composition of the subsoil. Different soil types - such as clay, sand, and peat - have different strengths and allow water to pass through to a greater or lesser extent. That’s why it’s important to get a single coherent picture of the soil. But how?
Even better protection against floods
With an eye on the future, the Lekdijk between Amerongen and Schoonhoven is set to be strengthened, but the shovel won’t hit the dirt until enough is known about the soil. Geodan maps out all data on this topic, providing a solid foundation for the reinforcement process.