Case Study: Yaquicho

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Case Study Overview

Project: Establecimiento Agropecuario Yaquicho
Location: Catamarca, Argentina
Project Type: Slope Stability
Product Used: PYRAMAT® and LANDLOK®

Photo of the aggressive erosion of the channel.

Problem

The slopes of a channel in Catamarca, Argentina were severely eroded due to high velocity flows and fine soils. The stability of the channel was being threatened and a solution was needed.

Solution

A combination of LANDLOK® 450 and PYRAMAT® 75 was chosen to stabilize the slopes and prevent any further erosion of the channel. PYRAMAT High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) is a three-dimensional, lofty, woven polypropylene geotextile. While LANDLOK Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) is a three-dimensional and/or stitchbonded polypropylene geotextile. Both features X3® Fiber Technology that helps lock in seeds and promote rapid root mass development.

Photo showing LANDLOK and PYRAMAT stabilizing the channel

Solution

A combination of LANDLOK® 450 and PYRAMAT® 75 was chosen to stabilize the slopes and prevent any further erosion of the channel. PYRAMAT High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) is a three-dimensional, lofty, woven polypropylene geotextile. While LANDLOK Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) is a three-dimensional and/or stitchbonded polypropylene geotextile. Both features X3® Fiber Technology that helps lock in seeds and promote rapid root mass development.

Photo showing channel stabilization with vegetation growth

Performance

LANDLOK was installed along the slopes of the channel while PYRAMAT was used on the bottom. The combination effectively stabilized the slopes and prevented any future erosion while also providing a vegetative solution.


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