Enviromat Linings are erosion control mats for enhanced vegetation growth, which are installed to provide protection to vegetation against periodic high flows. After installation, vegetation can be planted within the open structure of the lining. Environment Linings are comprised of concrete-filled elements and unfilled areas that allow for the establishment of vegetation. Once the concrete sets, the defined unfilled and interwoven areas are opened by cutting the fabric and are planted or filled with topsoil and seeded.
Enviromat Linings are used in drainage ditches and on the upper slopes of channels, canals, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and other watercourses as well as for embankments subject to heavy run-off.
- Within a growing season, a vegetated cover will normally extend over the lining, resulting in an erosion control system with the desired hydraulic, ecological, and aesthetic features.
- EL linings have a greater open area than EB, so a vegetated cover will be established more rapidly.
- EB linings are designed to articulate and are more tolerant of uneven settlement after installation.