Versions of Concrete Erosion Mats

Home 9 Flexible or Firm Concrete Mats

CHOOSE FIRM OR FLEXIBLE VERSION

Australian Concrete Mats are supplied in two variations – Firm or Flexible.
Choose which is most suitable for your application and outcomes required.

FIRM

Firm Concrete Mats

Concrete Matting is concrete shapes embedded into a high strength polyester geogrid with geofabric underlay. The mat is FIRM due to the concrete poured directly onto non-woven geofabric material. Excess concrete is retained between shapes, and the underlay geofabric material is attached to the underside of the mats. The mat is pliable in two directions to ground contours.

Concrete is retained between shapes

This version is “firm” because it retains the excess concrete between the concrete shapes. The polyester geogrid is less exposed and the whole mat is more rigid. The mat retains its permeable qualities, however the non-woven underlay is attached by excess concrete to the mat, which will further inhibit the growth of vegetation from coming through the mat. The more rigid nature of the firm mat makes it less pliable, its flexibility is in two directions.

Physical Properties

  • Mats are supplied 2.4m or 1.2m widths
  • Rolls in lengths of 6/8/10/12/15m
  • Weight is 50kg per sqm
  • Underlay of Non-Woven Geofabric
  • Underlay available in 200 or 400gsm

FLEXIBLE

Flexible Concrete Mats

Concrete Mating made by Australian Concrete Mats is essentially concrete shapes embedded into a high strength polyester woven geogrid with geofabric underlay. The mat is flexible because the excess concrete is removed between the shapes creating an open space between the concrete blocks which promotes vegetation to grow. Pliable in three directions, they contour easily to the ground shape and compresses around corners.

Concrete is removed between shapes

The flexible version is more pliable due to the excess concrete has been removed from between the shapes, exposing the geogrid openings which allows water to filter through, capturing sediment, and vegetation can grow through the spaces. The less rigid nature of the mat makes it more pliable in three directions.

Physical Properties

  • Mats are supplied 2.4m or 1.2m widths
  • Rolls in lengths of 6/8/10/12/15m
  • Weight is 45kg per sqm
  • Underlay options:
    • Biodegradable Nutrition Geotextile (200gsm)
    • Non-Woven Geofabric (200/400gsm)

 

Features

  • Pliable in two directions
  • Firmer more rigid mattress
  • Permeable hard armoured surface
  • Heavier on ground
  • Inhibits vegetation growth
  • Increases design life of non-woven geofabric
  • Increases stability of surface

Applications

  • Slope stabilisation
  • Driveways
  • Causeways
  • Embankments

Features

  • Pliable in multitude of directions
  • Easily turns corners and around pipes
  • Contours to ground surface
  • Allows vegetation growth through spaces
  • Greater permeability
  • Biodegradable Nutrition underlay option to promotes vegetation growth
  • Supports rehabilitation of natural habitat

Applications

  • Spoon and swale drains
  • Driveways
  • Around contoured landscapes
  • Outlets and inlets
  • Embankments
  • Rehabilitation of natural habitat

CONCRETE MAT RENDERED DRAWINGS

Permanent erosion protection and prevention