Flexamat in Action
FLEXAMAT IS A TIED CONCRETE BLOCK MAT
FLEXAMAT IS A DIRECT REPLACEMENT FOR RIP-RAP ON TOP OF POURED CONCRETE
Flexamat consists of concrete shapes, locked together with a high strength, polypropylene geogrid. There are openings around each concrete block that give Flexamat the flexibility and enable it to be packaged in rolls. The openings also allow vegetation to grow through the mat. Eventually, vegetation will completely cover Flexamat. It can be manufactured with various backings such as non-woven fabric to stop vegetation growth or a TRM (turf re-enforcement mat) depending on the soil conditions and other factors.
There's a wide range of applications where Flexamat is utilized, but it is most commonly used for erosion control. Flexamat is used to control erosion in channels, outlet protection, on slopes, for shoreline protection and many other applications.
Mat Width & Length: Manufactured in standard widths of 4', 5.5', 8', 10', 12, & 16'. Lengths can be cut to order per project requirements. Stocked lengths are 30', 40', & 50'. 4' x 4' mats stacked on pallets are also available.
Underlayment Options: Standard Flexamat is manufactured with Curlex II underlayment backing. It may also be manufactured with Recyclex® TRM or non-woven filter fabrics. Onsite conditions and project requirements determine the appropriate underlayment material.
Weight per Square Foot: 10 lbs per square foot.
Block Size: The concrete blocks are 6.5" x 6.5" x 2.25". There is 1.5" spacing between the blocks.
Limiting Shear: 24+ PSF (non vegetated)
Limiting Velocity: 19+ft./second (non vegetated)