Cable concrete mats offer superior water and erosion control. This makes them an ideal material for boat ramps, which stand up to a variety of conditions that require surface maintenance and protection from elements. If you need to resurface or build a boat ramp, here is why you should consider using cable concrete mats.
Boat ramps must maintain a certain angle that allows enough depth to launch a boat without having the car or truck submerge too much into the water. If the ramp changes its angle due to erosion, boaters will find a bad challenge, especially if their trucks don’t have the clearance to get the boat and trailer deep enough in the water. By using cable concrete mats, you control the erosion that can change the shape of your boat ramp. People can use it more safely and avoid the risk of stalling their vehicles.
Cable concrete mats act to control water and are often employed in landfills to support drainage. As trucks and boats use the ramp to enter as well as leave the water, the surface is continuously exposed to moisture. A boat ramp needs to drain the water appropriately with each use or end up with another element that contributes to wear and tear.
Appropriate for any geography
Rivers, lakes and even farm ponds can present different challenges in their layout. Banks of water bodies are also not uniform—your space for a boat ramp can vary in terrain and texture even within that comparatively small space. As each cable concrete mat is custom made depending on each unique project, you will know that the ramp is appropriate for your area. You know that it will mold with the bank and yet provide an even surface so people can use it safely.
It is summer and people want to boat. If you are in charge of maintaining a boat ramp for a public park, you need to make sure the hundreds of boaters each day do not wear down the surface. You may also be lucky enough to maintain riverfront property or a large farm pond, and need to keep your boat ramp in good condition so you and your visitors so you can enjoy water sports without incident.
Cable concrete mats provide a durable surface that can stand up to this constant pressure. Also, you can choose rough textures for drive-in boat ramps so cars and trucks can drive away from the water safely without any worry of slipping in. Less worry and maintenance means more summer fun in the water.
Appropriate for pedestrian and motor use
Even if your boat ramp is not used for drive-in trailer and boat combinations, you still want to have a good setup for canoes and non-motorboats. Not only can people drive on cable concrete mats, they can also walk on them without slipping. The same angle that keeps cars from being water-logged also helps people board their canoes without having to get too wet.
Are you looking to build a state-of-the-art boat ramp for your public or private property? Check out customized cable concrete mats at International Erosion Control Systems, Inc. In addition to boat ramps, we can also offer lakeshore and riverbank protection for your riparian properties. Call us today to enjoy this innovative technology.