Reinforcing a dike that has failed an inspection can easily cost EUR 10 million per kilometre. The high cost is due to the fact that land expropriations and infrastructural adjustments are often necessary. The DMC ensures that dikes remain in good condition, thereby substantially reducing the number of dikes that need to be reinforced.
The costs of the DMC are relatively low. In comparison with traditional dike reinforcement, the cost savings on installation and maintenance can amount to up to 75%.