InstaTurf™ ShearForce10™ and ShearForce12™ products offer the economic and environmental benefits of soft armor, with the immediate high flow erosion control of large rock riprap and other hard armor linings.
Conventional turf reinforcement mats (TRMs) have long been used to increase the erosion resistance of vegetation up to that of rock riprap and other hard armor linings. But unlike rock, conventional TRM systems do not provide a high level of erosion protection until vegetation maturity, leaving them vulnerable to water damage and failure before full-growth vegetation is established. This vulnerability can put your entire project at risk.
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InstaTurf™ ShearForce™ high performance erosion control products reduce risk by virtually eliminating erosion under very high-flow conditions from initial installation, before any vegetation has even been established. Also, from day one, these products offer the added feature of appearing like real grass.
InstaTurf products have proven in ASTM D6460 Large Scale Channel Testing without vegetation to exceed the permissible shear stress of 36-inch diameter rock. These products are ideal for protecting high-flow channels, culvert outfalls, downchutes, spillways, shorelines, and other critical areas, where vegetation is slow to establish.