Fast moving water is a powerful force. It causes erosion, deposits sediment, provides nourishment for vegetation and, if fast enough, can even flood and destroy. In a natural setting far from human habitation, fast moving water can be an awe-inspiring sight. The rushing of the flowing streams, waves or waterfall can be beautiful. However, when fast moving water threatens to destroy land, structures and vegetation we rely on, we must implement a solution to avoid disaster. Cable concrete erosion control provides the perfect solution.
Ideal for tricky terrain
Typically, water is moving quickly because of a steep slope. The lay of the land causes the water to flow quickly downhill until it finds an outlet where it eventually tames, such as a lake or ocean. This usually means you are dealing with contoured land that requires a flexible system. Cable concrete erosion control provides the versatile system you need. The pyramidal block shape works well with changes in grade contours. Most systems don’t offer such flexible structure to work well in high-flow areas.
Built to last
When water picks up enough speed, it can be a mighty force that destroys anything in its path. If you want to divert or calm this beast, you will need a tough system you can rely on. What better to call on than a system of interlocked concrete blocks stabilized laterally and vertically with strong cables? Cable concrete erosion control provides materials and design that can withstand the water and produce top-notch performance.
If the water is moving fast, you probably need to move fast, too. This is especially important if the goal is to prevent flooding. Cable concrete erosion control offers a system that can be quickly installed on-site. Large pre-constructed mats are delivered to the jobsite for fast and easy installation. You can easily win the race against the water.
What helps slow the speed of fast moving water? Obstacles. What natural obstacles does cable concrete erosion control cultivate? Plants. Spacing between blocks allows for vegetation growth. You can even remove individual blocks to allow for larger plants. These natural partners will help control water flow as desired, and they provide the added benefit of enhanced stability to the system through their roots.
Just because the water is moving fast, this doesn’t mean your cash must flow quickly, too. The simple but effective design of cable concrete erosion control offers an economical solution. The cost effective manufacturing used to produce this system creates an affordable structure. This system is the obvious choice for those who want to protect their bottom line from erosion, as well as the land.
Up to the challenge
The force of moving water changes the land every day. If you are faced with a fast-flowing water issue, contact the professionals who are up to the challenge. IECS has installed cable concrete erosion control systems across the country, in diverse terrains, against myriad water flows. Professionals are ready to get started on your next project today.