Articulating Block Mats are GeoTextile Fabric forms that have been reinforced with cable and connect together continuously to meet the size and dimensions needed on a particular project. The mattresses are then filled with concrete that then become an armored concrete block mattress. The result is an armored protection against erosive forces, wave action, erosion, wind waves and more.
These cable-reinforced concrete mattresses can be used where exposed to frontal abuse by wave action. Concrete Mattresses can be employed to protect breakwaters, GeoTextile tubes, shorelines, embankments, canals, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, underwater pipelines, bridge piers, groins and jetties from possible damaging wind or wave action, propeller wash, ship wakes, currents, hurricane action or other events. Other uses worldwide have been in construction of landfills and collector channels.
Environmentally Friendly Methods
Articulating Blocks created from GeoTextile Concrete Mattresses have been around for a while, but have seen a recent jump in popularity because of their proven effectiveness as armored protection, especially concerning marine environments, as well as the cost effectiveness. They have proven to be very effective in use when protection from extreme weather or wave action caused by storms or hurricanes.