Case Study: Wal-Mart Slope Protection

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Case Study Overview

Project: Wal-Mart Slope Protection
Location: Carson City, NV, United States
Project Type: Slope Stabilization
Application: Slope Stabilization
Product Used: PYRAMAT®

Photo showing erosion jeopardizing environment and project to build Wal-Mart near the Clear Creek stream in Carson City, Nevada.

Problem

Douglas County's premier Wal-Mart development site is located adjacent to a natural field owned by the Paiute Indian Tribe and the environmentally sensitive Clear Creek stream in Carson City, Nevada. Throughout the design and construction phase of the project, Wal-Mart was faced with the potential for hefty environmental penalties.

Solution

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. and Wal-Mart chose to use PYRAMAT® high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) to armor their steep slopes and protect and maintain usable property because of its ability to blend in with the native soil and vegetation, while offering a high strength permanent erosion control solution.

Photo showing PYRAMAT 75 used on slope to protect and maintain usable property.

Solution

 

Photo showing arid slope protection with unvegetated performance.

Performance

More than 14,280 yds2 of PYRAMAT® was used as arid slope protection with unvegetated performance to successfully control erosion on 1.5:1 side slopes.


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