Case Study: Smith Residential

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Project: Smith Residential Property
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Project Type: Shoreline Stabilization
Application: Lake Shoreline Stabilization
Products Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing instability of slopes and gabions caused by continuous erosion.

Problem

The Smith Residence was losing around 12" annually of valuable lakeside property due to fluctuation in water levels and shoreline erosion. The customer wanted a solution that would regain shoreline, enhance the aesthetics of their property, and create an area that was safe for walking. Traditional riprap lining and gabion baskets did not meet this criteria.

Solution

ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring Solution was the perfect alternative to protect banks from wind-generated wave erosion, while providing a vegetated solution for stabilization. The material was installed quickly, and allowed for minimal disturbance of the residence.

Photo showing ARMORMAX 75 installation along the slopes to provide immediate erosion protection.
Photo showing completed installation of ARMORMAX 75, which provides stabilization and permanent erosion protection.

Performance

At the one year inspection, the slopes had no visible erosion and vegetation was at 95-100%. Additionally, ARMORMAX can withstand non-hydraulic stresses such as mowing and maintenance equipment, allowing the home owner easy upkeep of the area.


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