HydroTurf™ is an engineered revetment solution specifically designed to provide armoring of hydraulic structures against high velocity and shear stress. It offers the aesthetics of vegetation combined with better performance than traditional hard armor. It is also significantly less costly than other traditional methods. Construction of the system is rapid, low impact and scalable, reducing the carbon footprint. HydroTurf™ provides an impermeable geomembrane protected by engineered turf which is infilled with HydroBinder™, resulting in a fiber reinforced high-strength concrete matrix.
Excellent Hydraulic Performance – HydroTurf™ has been extensively tested in full-scale laboratories and project applications for extreme hydraulic performance.
50+ Year Functional Longevity - Through long-term weathering tests, HydroTurf™ is designed to have a 50+ year functional longevity when properly maintained.
Less Costly Construction – HydroTurf™ is significantly less costly than hard armor revetment systems (e.g. concrete, rock riprap, and articulated concrete block). Installed cost for HydroTurf™ is typically up to 50% less than that for traditional hard armor systems.
Rapid, Low Impact and Scalable Construction – Construction and installation of the HydroTurf™ system are rapid, low impact and scalable. Only small, light-weight construction equipment is needed for installation. On large projects, one (1) construction crew is able to install approximately 1 acre per day. Additional crews can be added to increase this rate.
Significant Long Term Maintenance Cost Savings – Vegetation management and erosion control are significant maintenance costs for Anchored Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) products. Maintenance costs for these TRMs may be as high as $1,500/acre/year. HydroTurf™ requires minimal maintenance and will drastically lower long-term maintenance budgets.
Reduction in Carbon Footprint – HydroTurf™ has a lower carbon footprint (75 to 85%) less than that of other traditional hardened revetment solutions.
Aesthetics – HydroTurf™ looks and feels like natural vegetation.
And one of the most effective. Volume reduction can be as much as 90%, with high solid levels that make removal and disposal easy. Our dewatering technology also allows for profitable recovery of valuable solids.
HydroTurf™ is an environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing Advanced Revetment System engineered for long-term performance. Over a period of several years, HydroTurf™ has been extensively tested in independent laboratories and real-world applications for performance and durability under extreme conditions. The result of this testing demonstrates that HydroTurf™ will outperform other hardened revetment systems.