Articulated concrete block mats are a specialty at IECS, and we are the company that owns the patent on them. This is a unique option that solves many issues arising from land management. You know that when you purchase these mats from us, you will enjoy the benefits of a high-quality product that works well. Our product is the result of 30 years in the industry, and we look forward to bringing its advantages to you. Here are five reasons why our mats are effective at controlling erosion:
They mold with the land: Being flexible and articulated, each IECS mat molds with your terrain. Whether you need to stabilize a steep grade or fortify a bike path or service road, the mat literally blends into the surface and preserves it. It is not like other erosion control measures, which require changing the terrain and may even disrupt it further. This is a longer-term solution that supports the environment in its natural state, rather than forcing it into a configuration that may fail to preserve it.
Supports good drainage: If you have issues with water pooling, our mats make this stop. The design facilitates drainage so water has a pathway rather than a place to accumulate. You can shape the mats to divert water into a storm drain or collection pond, which allows for additional control. Other erosion control methods may require additional construction, like French drains or irrigation streams. With the articulated concrete block mats, you have a ready method of controlling water.
Improved structural stability: Lakeshores and riverbanks are difficult to manage. Constant foot and animal traffic are challenges, as are natural river and lake patterns during dry times and rainstorms. When you install our mats, this task becomes much easier. The design is perfect for erosion-prone areas like riverbanks and lakeshores and will stand up to elements that challenge them. You will find it easier to maintain habitat or plant species when you install our mats. That is why we often receive inquiries from park services and environmental groups.
Options: You can choose between a closed-cell or an open-cell design. Closed-cell mats offer stability and extra weight for areas especially prone to erosion. They are commonly used for embankments and channel lining. Open-cell mats are designed to support vegetation while protecting against erosion. It works best in natural environments where habitat preservation is a priority.
Works anywhere: Articulated concrete block mats work anywhere erosion occurs. Landfills, boat ramps, pipelines and residential waterways all benefit from our proprietary technology. Environmental preservation campaigns, especially those focusing on wetlands and shorelines, contact us frequently to order mats. There are no limits to the industries or areas that could benefit from this technology. Anytime you suffer the effects of erosion or find it difficult to manage where land meets water, give us a call and learn about articulated concrete block mats.
International Erosion Control Systems Inc. (IECS) is ready to supply articulated concrete block mats to your site. Call today to learn about this innovative and effective solution to erosion control.