T-Bar
 

Use of T-bar fence posts is not uncommon in stream rehabilitation projects. They have been very useful and are economical.

However, they can become a hazard when their application hampers their visibility, such as in low to the ground applications.

In these situations the T- Bar can become a tripping hazard or worse cause injuries ranging from cuts, bruses or impailment to humans and wildlife co-habitating in the vicinity. Equipment and recreational vehicles can also be subjected to damage.

Solution: use of a buried anchor would mitigate any above ground protrusions. Products available are the Soil Spike.

 
  T-bar used to anchor revetment. Installation is from the previous year. No sedimentation build-up has occurred. Click image to enlarge.  
  T-bar used to anchor revetment. Estimate age of application to be 1 to 2 years. Notice height of protrusion. Click image to enlarge.  
T-bar used to anchor revetment. Estimate age of application to be 2 to 3 years. Notice sedimentation over tree revetment. Click image to enlarge.
T-bar used to anchor revetment. Estimate age of application to be 3 to 4 years. Notice sedimentation cover over tree revetment. Click image to enlarge.