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Propex Global announces engineered mattress system for scour and erosion protection

News | January 10, 2022 | By:

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Propex Global has launched the PYRAMATTRESS Engineered Mattress System, an erosion control solution designed to resist potential scour and erosion caused by the constant flow of water or high hydraulic stresses. 

The system utilizes the durability and erosion resistance of PYRAMAT 75 High-Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) to construct a geosynthetic, soil and rock composite for protection of channels, slopes and spillways.

The design of this system allows for smaller rock-fill size, which improves water flow over traditional solutions. Smaller void space also allows for reduced erosion and higher performance overall.

The patented system offers a low carbon alternative to conventional hard armoring solutions, such as reno mattresses, rock riprap and concrete mats. Unlike these technologies, PYRAMATTRESS components are corrosion resistant and promote vegetation, allowing for an increased design life that is environmentally friendly. PYRAMATTRESS was recently used to protect a drainage channel designed to convey surface runoff from a luxury housing development to detention storage bins. Click here to read the case study.

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