Environmental Benefits of Using TRM-Reinforced Vegetation vs. Rock

Environmental Benefits of Using TRM-Reinforced Vegetation vs. Rock

Environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions, particularly but not exclusively, in the form of CO2 and methane, are becoming growing concerns around the world. There are many factors and industries that add to this ever-growing problem of climate change....
Design Considerations and Limitations of TRM-Reinforced Vegetation

Design Considerations and Limitations of TRM-Reinforced Vegetation

Rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have been on the market in various forms since as early as the 1950s. They were first introduced as simple jute mats imported from Asia and erosion control blankets made in the U.S. from wood excelsior fibers and nettings. Since...
Cost Benefits of Using TRM-Reinforced Vegetation vs Rock Riprap

Cost Benefits of Using TRM-Reinforced Vegetation vs Rock Riprap

In the past, when it came to selecting materials for erosion protection and sediment control on project sites, some designers and contractors tried to skimp by on the cheapest products available that would appease the pertinent regulatory agencies.  However, with the...
What Are The Key Benefits Of Turf Reinforcement Mats?

What Are The Key Benefits Of Turf Reinforcement Mats?

Before the advent of turf reinforcement mats (TRMs) in the early 1970s, using “hard armor” materials such as rock riprap and concrete were the standard practice for permanently stabilizing high flow drainage channels, outfall areas, river banks, and shorelines against...