ARMORMAX is an Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System (ARVS). It consists of a High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and percussion driven earth anchors that work together to lock soil in place and resist movement. This is a cost-effective alternative to rock slope protection and soil nailing with shotcrete that is easy to install, saving on labor costs.
This system is typically used in extreme erosion control applications. Examples include slope stabilization, earthen levees, canal, stream, and river bank protection from erosion and scour. The ArmorMax system can also be used in non-structural applications where additional factors of safety are required; such as protecting earthen levees from storm surge and wave overtopping and stream, river and canal banks from scour and erosion.
Turf Reinforcement Mats
Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) are synthetic and permanently installed on land with steeper grades and in drainage situations where shear stresses and velocities can erode away soil, roots and plants. A wonderful vegetated option in lieu of traditional rip-rap or other hard armoring techniques, TRMs are typically used on ditch and channel bottoms and steep slopes.
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