SKILPADFONTEIN DAM

PROJECT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF SKILPADFONTEIN DAM

CLIENT: SKILPADFONTEIN BOERDERY: JW PIETERSE

ENGINEER: BOLAND OPMETING: DOUW WILLEMSE

VOLUMES: 227 000 M2

The Dam was built in phases as water demand increased. The dam was built with the well ditch on the full water side, unlike traditional central well ditch as the clay was very volatile. The design allowed access to the well ditch in case of a later problem due to the terrain. In the second season after the dam was completed, a leak occurred right on the bottom of the dam. The leak was successfully be repaired. The change in design is now being successfully applied in all our new designs even though there are no significant problems with the site.