The articulated concrete block mat created by IECS is unique, effective and likely the best way to manage erosion. Commercial sites, parks and construction firms contact our company every year for help with land management needs. The flexible nature of the block mat and its ability to mold with any terrain make it a popular and reliable option. Here are five reasons to use our mats:
Leader in erosion control: IECS has been in the erosion control industry for over 30 years. Our patented cable concrete is the result of decades of innovation as we assisted clients with their erosion issues. Construction contractors, engineers, project managers and environmental experts endorse our product, as it offers a long-term solution to land degradation and habitat loss. There is no other company that manufactures the articulated concrete block mat.
Strengthen access roads: High-use access roads take a beating and could use a bit of extra protection. Your service roads may not be used by anyone but employees, but you do not want to lose time because their vehicles get stuck. Likewise, bike paths and boat ramps require sturdy construction so visitors and users do not find themselves in a bad situation. Adding concrete block mats controls water and adds reinforcement to high-traffic areas. You can even choose an open-cell version if you want to provide a walkway while also supporting pasture growth for livestock or wildlife. Our mats are frequently preferred over traditional means of roadway construction.
Protect waterways: Bank and lakeshore erosion threatens plant and fish species. Sometimes, this is due to severe weather, but human foot traffic can also leave riverbanks and lakeshores desolate. Our mats meet two ends: they provide the needed support for recreational use, and preserve vegetation for resident species. You can allow visitors while also protecting the surrounding wildlife and land conditions.
Support drainage: Open-cell concrete block mats allow water to flow through them so it streams away and reduces erosion. The closed-cell design, meanwhile, offers extra weight to easily eroded land and also diverts water so it enters a drain field or culvert rather than accumulate on a slope. This makes storm management much easier, since even unexpected excessive precipitation can be controlled. If you have a drainage problem along with erosion issues, these mats can make both much more manageable.
Manage overflow: Another common project for our mats is overflow management. Construction efforts involving culverts, dams, bridge piers and dikes frequently need reinforcement so overflow does not affect communities. The mats maintain overflow areas so water remains contained, rather than spreading to vulnerable areas. They are often installed at the bottom of culvert systems because vegetation can grow within them, too. This creates a wetland that can offer habitat space and water filtration that would not be available otherwise.
IECS, the inventor of the articulated concrete block mat, is an international leader in erosion control. Contact us today to see how our proprietary development can work well for you. Only IECS owns the patent on cable concrete!