ARMORMAX® is an Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System (ARVS) that 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.
As its name implies, it functions by “confining” soils or gravel and thus greatly increasing the load carrying capacity of the base materials. Available in various depths of 4”, 6” and 8” and three different cell sizes, the large collapsed panels are easy to handle and can be provided in 8’4” by almost any size up to 40’ in length.
Milliken® Concrete Cloth™ is a flexible, cement impregnated geocomposite material that hardens when hydrated. The cloth comes in 3′ wide rolls that are easy to unroll. The product, before hydrating, conforms to the contours of the underlying subgrade. Once hydrated, the cloth forms into a thin, durable, waterproof and fire resistant concrete layer that protects the subgrade from erosion and/or scour.
Crane Materials International (CMI) has revolutionized the sheet piling industry with their Shoreguard (Vinyl Sheet Piling) and UltraComposite (Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer sheet piling) products. Most seawalls, bulkheads and water control structures are made of steel, concrete, or treated wood, but these materials face a number of design and service issues. Steel rusts, is expensive and requires endless maintenance.
Gabions are rectangular wire mesh baskets filled with rock that can be placed on slopes and channels for erosion protection or stacked to create retaining walls. They have been used for decades to solve a variety of erosion based engineering dilemmas because of their flexibility and unique design characteristics.
Geogrid Composites are combinations of Biaxial Geogrids sewn to Geotextile Fabrics for the purpose of separating underlying subgrade soils from large aggregate Rip Rap in submerged water applications like riverbanks, streambanks, lakebanks, bridge abutments, and coastal area protection projects.
The Guardian Retention Systems PermaShield™, FlexiShield™, and VersaShield™ are proven, effective solutions to the toughest erosion, stability and flood water situations. These multipurpose barrier systems can be used to stabilize slides, reinforce creek and river banks, and provide road shoulders in areas at high risk for erosion and scour. They can be used to make coffer dams, fight rising flood waters, and can be used to filter water and remove silt and sediment.
Uniaxial geogrids are primarily used to reinforce soil for grade separations such as in modular block retaining wall and mechanically stabilized slope applications. These geogrids have high strength in one primary direction and interact well with soil and aggregate fill materials to create a reinforced fill zone that can stand to near vertical slopes. Uniaxial geogrids are typically comprised of either High Density Polyethylene or Coated Polyester yarns.