WHAT DO WE DO?
We manufacture and sale ecological soil retainment walls. Why? The increase in the intensity and frequency of the rains causes that the water of the rivers rise generating floods and landslides in nearby communities.
- The sediments dragged by the river cause a process called: soil scouring process that is the responsable of landslides and the collapse of traditional methods of soil containment.
- When this methods collapse, the wáter passes trough the communities.
Why is it innovative? “Muro Zalvec” is integrated with a sediment collection mesh that will delay the soil scouring process. None of the used techiques delay the soil scouring process. “Muro Zalvec” will use glass powder and rubble as a partial substitute of the concrete components.
How are we going to generate employment opportunities? Each one of the main activities of “Zalvec”; from the collection of recycled materiales to the fabrication of “Muro Zalvec”, will generate a number of new Jobs. Each Zalvec facility will generate new jobs depending on the population of each community.
In Mexico, the National Commission of Water (CONAGUA) has shown that in recent years rainfall has being an increase and decrease cycle having as consequence that rivers grow very quickly causing floods that in turn generate landslides causing a large number of people being left homeless, agricultural zones be destroyed so their life quality gets compromised.
Source:(Comisión Nacional del Agua. (2015). “Resúmenes Mensuales de Temperaturas y Lluvia.”. Gobierno Federal. Retrieved from http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/climatologia/temperaturas-y-lluvias/resumenes-mensuales-de-temperaturas-y-lluvias.
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Background of Zalvec Mexico.
Founders: Alejandro Lozano and Kevin Landeta, students of the Civil Engineering educational program of the Faculty of Construction and Habitat of the Universidad Veracruzana, Boca del Río Campus in Veracruz, Mexico.
It arises from a simple visit to a civil work where problems of fall of slopes were observed. Subsequently, the same problem was investigated in rivers and a new technique of soil containment was proposed, giving rise to “Muro Zalvec”.