Reinforced turf reinforcement mat for erosion control
MacMat® R is a mesh reinforced three-dimensional geomat that can be applied as an erosion control mat for sloped embankments, channel linings and soil-veneer applications. It was developed to meet the need for permanent erosion control material which was both strong and environmentally acceptable. MacMat® R is made from an open three-dimensional mesh with a high open area to hold soil and provide a medium for root reinforcement. The double twist mesh provides resistance to rupture of the geomat on steep slopes when soil filled as well as improving the efficiency of soil anchors.
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MacMat® R is manufactured with a Galfan/PVC coated double twist steel wire mesh reinforcement inside a 10mm thick polypropylene three-dimensional geomat.
After grading the slope to remove unevenness MacMat® R is anchored along the crest of the slope and rolled down the slope and laced together. Steel pins are used to hold down MacMat® R. The frequency of pins depends on slope gradients and should ensure good contact between MacMat® R and the prepared soil. The use of MacMat® R provides an efficient and cost effective form of erosion protection to better ensure the stability of the topsoil on roadway embankments, channel linings and other areas susceptible to erosion damage.
- Increases the shear resistance along the soil surface
- Protects seeded topsoil from washout
- Provides a zone for encouraging growth of vegetation
- Independently tested for hydraulic performance
- Combined use of a geocomposite reduces to 50% the installation costs over a double layer system
Supplied in the following grade
|| MacMat® R
||2m x 25m