HydroTurf® is an engineered revetment solution specifically designed to provide armoring of hydraulic structures against high velocity and shear stress. It offers the aesthetics of vegetation combined with better performance than traditional hard armor. It is also significantly less costly than other traditional methods. Construction of the system is rapid, low impact and scalable, reducing the carbon footprint. HydroTurf provides an impermeable geomembrane protected by engineered turf which is infilled with HydroBinder, resulting in a fiber reinforced high-strength concrete matrix.
Excellent Hydraulic Performance
HydroTurf has been extensively tested in full-scale laboratories and project applications for extreme hydraulic performance.
HydroTurf looks and feels like natural vegetation.
50+ Year Functional Longevity
Through long-term weathering tests, HydroTurf is designed to have a 50+ year functional longevity when properly maintained.
Rapid, Low Impact and Scalable Construction
Construction and installation of the HydroTurf system are rapid, low impact and scalable. Only small, light-weight construction equipment is needed for installation. On large projects, one (1) construction crew is able to install approximately 1 acre per day. Additional crews can be added to increase this rate.
Less Costly Construction
HydroTurf is significantly less costly than hard armor revetment systems (e.g. concrete, rock riprap, and articulated concrete block). Installed cost for HydroTurf® is typically up to 50% less than that for traditional hard armor systems.
Significant Long Term Maintenance Cost Savings
Vegetation management and erosion control are significant maintenance costs for Anchored Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) products. Maintenance costs for these TRMs may be as high as $1,500/acre/year. HydroTurf requires minimal maintenance and will drastically lower long-term maintenance budgets.
Reduction in Carbon Footprint
HydroTurf has a lower carbon footprint (75 to 85%) less than that of other traditional hardened revetment solutions.