Case Study: Autumn Woods Channel Lining

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Project: Autumn Woods Channel Lining
Location: Tallahassee, FL, United States
Project Type: Shoreline Reinforcement
Application: Erosion Control
ProductS Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing severe erosion due to storm-related flows and capacity constraints.

Problem

Neighborhood ditches and storm water channels were pushed to the limit after Tropical Storm Fay swept through in Tallahassee, FL. The result was unsightly erosion that needed a quick solution to resolve. A drainage improvement project was approved and the Leon County Public Works Department in Tallahassee made use of a Community Development block Grant (CDBG) to fund the improvements in the area. Public Works engineers needed a channel near Bright Drive to withstand major rainfall events but wanted something less expensive and more aesthetically pleasing than riprap and concrete ditch lining.

Solution

ARMORMAX® 75 Engineered Earth Armoring Solution™ was the right product for the job with quick installation and immediate protection against further erosion. Over 4,000 yards of ARMORMAX was installed in less than three days.

Photo showing ARMORMAX 75 installation lining the channel.
Photo showing rapidly established vegetation after completed installation of ARMORMAX 75.

Performance

ARMORMAX® 75 reingorces vegetation and promotes sustainable aquatic habitats so vegetation was established rapidly, giving the community a natural channel to prevent flooding and erosion.


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