Utilizing Revetment Mats to Prevent Erosion
Articulated Concrete Mats, also known as Revetment Mats, are often used to prevent shifting subgrades and ensure proper watershed in flood-prone areas. They are an affordable and durable erosion control solution that’s pleasing to the eye.
How It Works
The primary task of the Articulated Concrete Mat is to stabilize the grade of the land and thus provide effective drainage for water. It is incredibly versatile and can be used anywhere, most often in areas where water meets land.
- Boat ramps
- Bridge abutments
- Pipeline protection
- Residential waterways
- Retention basins
- Shoreline protection
- Wetland protection
Different Design Options
The Articulated Concrete Mat comes in two forms:
– Open-cell: The blocks are open to allow vegetation to cover the blocks over time.
– Closed-cell: Heavier than open-cell blocks, the closed-cell blocks are deployed in heavily eroded areas and prone to high volumes of water. Channels and culverts are good examples.
Landshore® will make recommendations based on the preferences of the project.