Geomats are polymer fiber products used widely to protect vulnerable slopes from erosion and to encourage vegetation. They are a good solution for the soils suffering from the degrading impact of rain, drain water, wind and waves. They are made of water-permeable synthetic materials such as polyethylene or polypropylene. There is also an option of biodegradable geomats made of biodegradable fibres such as coir and straw – they are called biomats.
Localized breaks in the grass and bush cover root system often lead to erosion. Geomats protect bare soils from this and ensure rapid re-vegetation. They create a stable surface that is highly resistant to the erosive effects of water and wind.
When installed before the erosion process starts, geomats reduce the amount of eroded soil by over 50% compared to unprotected banks.
The reinforced geomats allow the retention of a thick surface soil layer even on very steep non-water permeable slopes (for example, stabilization of surface layers in re-cultivation of landfills).
They are light and easy to handle. Place the geomat on the ground at the beginning of the project and roll it up when the vegetation is cultivated. You can roll it up all at once or in separate blocks.
With high tensile strength, geomats can withstand heavy water flows of up to 4 m/s. This way, they can prevent the displacement of small or large soil particles. Geomats are long-lasting polymeric structures. Their layers are connected using thermal technology, which prolongs their service life and increases weather resistance.
They are reusable and extract no dangerous substances to the surrounding environment, so they are toxin-free and eco-friendly.
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