There is a wide range of applications where Flexamat is utilized, but it is most commonly used for erosion control in channels, outlet protection, on slopes, and for shoreline protection. Flexamat consists of concrete blocks embedded into a high strength geogrid. There is spacing around each block that provides flexibility and allows for vegetation establishment.
Flexamat can be manufactured with various backings, such as nonwoven fabric to stop vegetation growth or a TRM (turf reinforcement mat) depending on the soil conditions and other factors. Flexamat offers permanent hard armor protection with a natural vegetated appearance. Flexamat may be mowed over with commercial mowing equipment or left to grow naturally. Aside from grass, there are many other types of native plant species that can be grown within the mat.
Flexamat is available in roll widths up to 16' wide. Mats are quickly placed and unrolled with the use of an excavator.