InstaTurf Soft Armor products utilize a patent-pending combination of simulated turf and engineered filtration fabric to protect, grow, and eventually reinforce natural vegetation. This hybrid vegetative armoring system marries the many advantages of soft armor systems with the immediate and long-term erosion control performance of rock riprap and other hard armor materials.
The simulated grass blades of the turf deflect rainfall impact and flow-induced shear stress away from the fabric backing, substantially reducing erosive forces acting upon the underlying soil. The filtration fabric backing keeps the soil and grass seed in place even during the worst conditions. The monolithic simulated turf structure further acts as a reinforcing grid to permanently support and increase the natural vegetation’s erosion resistance during and after establishment, providing the look you want and the long-term performance you need.