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Australian-based pioneer of geotextile grout mattress technology
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Growth Matt
Growth Matt is a product developed by our staff in Australia to meet the increasing demand for a natural and aesthetically appealing medium duty scour protection system.
 
Nature requires assistance to recover from engineering activity and the long-term effects of alterations to the original state. 'Growth Matt' has been developed to fulfil this important function.
 
The product works on the same principle of fabric form working as does our other products. In this case the finished mattress is basically a concrete lattice with areas of loosely woven fabric between the concrete tubes. Grass then grows through this large void, thus establishing a binding root system under the mat.
 
A loose grid of fine polyester fibres between the concrete filled tubes further achieves protection to the growth and the soil under the matt. These fibres are essentially an artificial root system/surface geotextile.

Applications
Low velocity floodways, diversion channels, perimeter drains, sand dune stabilisation, etc or anywhere where grass is required to grow but needs to be protected from vigorous action.

Preparation
Ground to be treated should be suitable for the establishment of an extensive root system and be evenly graded to falls.

Installation
Comprises the following sequence:

  1. Shallow perimeter depressions or trenches are usually required, approximately 300 mm deep.
  2. Seeded topsoil is then spread over the area to a depth of 100 mm. If the matt is to be placed over an existing grassed, area the preparation is minimal Growth will occur naturally when well watered, and the root system being able to establish itself in a stabilised environment.
  3. The mattress is tailored on site to suit the particular project, and is simply placed on the previously prepared ground and injected with the appropriate grout mix.
  4. 'Growth Matt' can be incorporated with any of our other products.

Generally

  1. Preparation of ground and seeded topsoil is not done by Foreshore Protection Pty Ltd unless special conditions exist.
  2. The selection of growth/seed should be to suit the local conditions and should not be a weed.
  3. Please contact this office for suggested native and mixed grass types to suit the local area.

WEIGHT PER SQUARE METRE 50 KG
THICKNESS OF PUMPED SECTION 75MM
DISTANCE BETWEEN CENTRE OF PUMPED SECTIONS 310MM
OPEN AREAS FOR GROWTH 190MM BY 190MM

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