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RockGuard Rock Shield Pipeline Protection Mesh Installation Guidelines

Download the RockGuard Installation Guidelines in PDF format.

Installing RockGuard rolls on your pipe:

  1. All rolls should be of adequate coverage to entirely cover the circumference of the pipe.
  2. RockGuard is to be placed around pipe, whereby placing overlap portion at the 6 o'clock position of the pipe.
  3. Place all end to end overlaps min. 2"; all parallel pad overlaps minimum 6".
  4. In the event that a side overlap is used place the overlaps "shingle style". This will ensure that no backfill will protrude under the RockGuard.
  5. All rolls shall be secured to pipe by using a min. ¾" wide polyester filament tape.
  6. After rolls are secured to pipe, the backfill process may take place.
Installing RockGuard pads on your pipe:
  1. Custom cut RockGuard pads should be wrapped around the circumference of the pipe, covering all exposed areas. Ensure that all pads are of sufficient dimension to protect the entire pipe. Refer to sizing your pipe for RockGuard for correct sizing.
  2. All pad overlaps shall be placed at the 6 o'clock position of the pipe, taking care to secure the RockGuard with a polyester filament tape.
  3. Place all end to end overlaps min. 2"; all parallel pad overlaps minimum 6".
  4. All pads shall be secured to pipe by using a min. ¾" wide polyester filament tape.
  5. After pads are secured to pipe, the backfill process may take place.

RockGuard roll Installation


RockGuard can be installed along the pipe or around the pipe as per the diagrams below, and can be secured by means of polyester strapping tape.

Download our installation guidelines in PDF format.

Longitudinal Wrapping
For pipes with a circumference of less than 6 inches in relation to the width of the RockGuard.

  1. Unroll the mesh parallel to the pipe which is to be protected.


  2. Place the mesh below the pipe.


  3. Wrap the mesh around the pipe overlapping the edges by approx. 6 inches.


  4. The mesh can be secured by polyester filament tape.


Latitudinal Wrapping
For pipes with a larger circumference than the roll width.

  1. Cut the RockGuard into pieces of more than 6" extra than the circumference of the pipe.


  2. Wrap the pipe with RockGuard overlapping the adjacent installed RockGuard by 6".


  3. Fix the RockGuard with polyester filament tape in two places per pad.

Spiral Wrapping
This process can be applied to longer circumference pipes:

  1. Start wrapping the pipe moving along the length of the pipe, so that the RockGuard overlaps slightly.


  2. Use the polyester filament tape to secure the RockGuard in situ as the RockGuard is wrapped.