HIGH PERFORMANCE TURF REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM

(HP TRM)

ARMORMAX®

ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions™ is composed of High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRMs) and Engineered Earth Anchors™ (EEA) that work together to lock soil in place and protect against hydraulic stresses. You can trust ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring systems to hold its ground.

  • ARMORMAX® is aesthetically pleasing and outlasts other conventional hard armoring methods such as rock riprap, concrete blocks, fabric formed revetments or paving, making it a more cost effective option. Available in green or tan to complement the natural surroundings.
  • Lightweight for easy transport into areas with access challenges.
  • Installs easily and rapidly with the use of  lightweight equipment, reducing time and labor costs.
  • Engineered Earth Anchors™ (EEA) are manufactured from corrosion resistant material that is connected to a zinc-aluminum coated carbon steel or stainless steel tendon. As pressure applied to the soil by the ARMORMAX system increases, a body of soil above the anchor is compressed, providing resistance to anchor movement and permanently securing the mat in place.
  • Typical design life performance up to 50 and 75 years but may vary depending on field conditions and applications.

Applications

  • Protects earthen levees from storm surge and wave overtopping.
  • Preserves stream, river and canal banks from scour and erosion.
  • Reinforces vegetation and promotes sustainable aquatic habitats.
  • Stormwater channels in arid and semi-arid environments where vegetation densities of less than 30% coverage are anticipated.
  • Provides temporary shoring and stabilization for constructed slopes.
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PERMANENT EROSION CONTROL SOLUTIONS

WOVEN HPTRMs

High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRM) are constructed from high strength UV stabilized polypropylene fibers that are continuously woven into a lofty three dimensional pyramid matrix. This construction facilitates vegetation growth by allowing surface water to infiltrate the seeds that are locked into place by the special fibers in the mat. The root mass develops rapidly stabilizing the soil. HPTRM’s are stronger and more durable than traditional TRM’s allowing them to withstand the demands of various climates.

  • Resistant to both hydraulic and non-hydraulic stresses.
  • Engineered for superior erosion control on steep slopes and vegetated waterways.
  • More environmentally-friendly solution compared to that of traditional hard armoring solutions like rock riprap or concrete paving.
  • Easy installation equals reduced time and costs.
  • Typical design life performance up to 25 and 50 years but may vary depending on field conditions and applications.

Applications

  • High-low flow vegetated channels & waterways
  • Stormwater channels, pipe inlets and outlet
  • Extreme steepened slopes
  • Detention ponds
  • Landfill erosion control
  • Soil protection in arid & semi-arid environments
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STITCH-BONDED TRM

Stitch-bonded turf reinforcement mats are constructed from UV stabilized polypropylene fibers that are stitched between two heavy duty nets. High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat’s capture water, soil and seeds enhancing the vegetation establishment providing an effective form of long term erosion control.

  • More environmentally-friendly solution compared to that of traditional hard armoring solutions like rock riprap or concrete paving.
  • Easy to install,  significantly reducing installation time and labor costs.
  • Typical design life performance up to 10 years but may vary depending on field conditions and applications.

Applications

  • Moderate-low flow channels
  • Stream bank or shoreline protection
  • Roadside erosion
  • Steep soil slopes
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Disclaimer: These guidelines are for informational purposes only and are intended as illustration or general information only and are not intended as a guarantee or warranty. IWT assumes no responsibilities in connection with the use of this information.