Geomembrane (HDPE or LLDPE Liner) Protection Solutions

Geomembrane Protection

Synthetex is the manufacturer of the leading liner protection product in the industry.

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Geomembrane Protection

Synthetex is the manufacturer of the leading liner protection product in the industry.

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Geomembrane protection is easy with a custom-manufactured HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress.

Typically used at landfills or wastewater sites, liners are high-strength and durable, but require protection against machinery and degradation.

HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the superior solution for mechanical protection, beating harder-to-install competitors such as geocells. Most importantly of all, HYDROTEX is permanent—no maintenance required.

How is HYDROTEX used for liner protection?

The Problem

Liners are an expensive investment that can get easily damaged. Because they’re so thin, they’re vulnerable to damage from objects, UV, and machinery operating over or on the liner. Additionally, they can be damaged by wind, uplift, equipment impacts during the cleaning of sediment deposits, and activities such as depositing waste material or coal ash.

Without proper protection, you risk having to replace this expensive investment only a few years after purchasing it.

The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete

Protect your liner or geomembrane with a permanent concrete mattress that’s placed on top of the liner, protecting against machinery, UV, wind uplift, clean out operations, and other damage.

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Casting a Geomembrane Protection System

HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX® Uniform Section



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Liner (Geomembrane) Protection for Landfills

A geomembrane is one of the most critical components of a landfill because of its importance in preventing leachates from seeping into the soil and groundwater.

Though high-performance, geomembranes tend to be thin and can’t withstand excessive pulling or the passing of machinery over it. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattresses provide permanent protection over the liner, eliminating these concerns.

Geomembrane protection is typically needed for:

Industrial plant
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Wastewater plant

Geomembrane Protection For Wastewater Facilities

Don’t leave a liner to the mercy of the environment and machinery in your municipality’s wastewater treatment plant.

Instead, use a custom-manufactured HYDROTEX Uniform Section mattress to permanently protect the liner from damage. That way, the liner continues to successfully prevent harmful wastewater byproducts from leaking into the water table.

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Embankment Erosion Protection Solutions

Permanent Erosion Protection for Embankments

Synthetex manufactures HYDROTEX custom-made fabric formworks for the casting of concrete embankment protection systems. Offering cheaper freight costs and minimal labor requirements, HYDROTEX helps you save money and time.

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Permanent Erosion Protection for Embankments

Synthetex manufactures HYDROTEX custom-made fabric formworks for the casting of concrete embankment protection systems. Offering cheaper freight costs and minimal labor requirements, HYDROTEX helps you save money and time.

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With HYDROTEX, embankment slope protection is permanent and easy.

HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the leading embankment protection method for rivers, locks, coasts, harbors, and more. Simply lay out the geosynthetic panels, pump with fine aggregate concrete, and see your custom-manufactured mattress rise to its designed thickness.

Though typically not used as a soil stabilization product, HYDROTEX can help stabilize the embankment and provide an extra layer of protection against hydraulic and environmental forces.

How is HYDROTEX used at embankments?

The Problem

Unprotected embankments can erode and cause the soil to recede under roads, infrastructure, and valuable property, leading to the catastrophic collapse of these structures.

How? Left exposed, embankments can erode due to waves, flowing water, or underwater ship thrusters. The optimal embankment protection solution will therefore accommodate different conditions and protect the embankment decades after installation.

The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete

HYDROTEX fabric formworks are the best way to cast a concrete mattress that effectively prevents the soil from eroding and keeps the embankment intact.

With HYDROTEX, you can take care of any design requirements. For example, you can choose a product that relieves hydrostatic pressure, decreases water velocity, reduces wave run-up, or provides an impermeable liner.

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Permanent Embankment Erosion Control

Articulating Block Concrete Mat on Slope

HYDROTEX® Articulating Block



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HYDROTEX in Action at Embankments



Embankment Protection for Locks and Dams

Just like any other inland waterway, locks and dams have embankments that need to be protected from erosion.

HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the best solution for this application. A HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mat can withstand the hydraulic forces present at dams and prevent soil loss at these fragile areas.

Embankment erosion control services are typically applicable for:

Lock and dam
Marine facility
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Wastewater plant
Ship at port
River and canal erosion control
Airport runway
Sediment remediation and capping

Coastal Embankment Protection

Coasts are subject to erosion because of their constant contact with the ocean’s waves. Protect the coast near or around your facility with a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress. Our customized fabric formworks can help you cast a mattress of any thickness and configuration.

For example, two different formworks can be sown together, with an impermeable concrete mattress on one end and a permeable concrete mat on the other.

HYDROTEX can also be used as a shoreline revetment product.

River and Canal Embankment Protection

Preventing embankment failure should be a priority for municipal and regional authorities trying to maintain the well-being of bodies of water in their districts. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the best erosion protection measure at river embankments, providing far superior protection than geocells (cellular confinement), matting, rip rap, and prefabricated concrete blocks.

Embankment Protection at Bridges, Highways, & Railways

Embankment failure is a concern for DOT authorities looking to ensure the sustainability of their municipality’s rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water. Ensure river embankments are protected by armoring them with HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete.

Permanent and simple to install, a concrete mattress will relieve hydrostatic pressure and keep the soil protected underneath.

Who is Synthetex?

We are the manufacturer of HYDROTEX® geosynthetic fabric formwork used for the in-situ casting of concrete.

We are not an engineering firm, subcontractor, concrete supplier, or fabriform installer. We are a manufacturer.

As your manufacturer, we work with each of those entities to deliver cost-effective solutions at every stage of your project. Our team will also assist with cost analyses, train installation teams, provide technical assistance, and assist with design and hydraulics.

We’re not just a one-time supplier—we’re your strategic partner for your current project and beyond.


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Permanent Downchute Protection Solutions

Permanently Protect Downchutes Against Erosion

Synthetex manufactures the leading product for downchute protection, pairing high performance with lower installation costs. Simply lay out the HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting on concrete across the downchute, pump with concrete, and create a permanent erosion control system that requires no maintenance.

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Permanently Protect Downchutes Against Erosion

Synthetex manufactures the leading product for downchute protection, pairing high performance with lower installation costs. Simply lay out the HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting on concrete across the downchute, pump with concrete, and create a permanent erosion control system that requires no maintenance.

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Cast a custom downchute protection system with HYDROTEX fabric formworks for the casting of concrete.

A better alternative to geocells, prefabricated concrete blocks, and gabion baskets, HYDROTEX permanent erosion control systems are easy to install and customize.

The HYDROTEX geotextiles, or fabric forms, are laid across the downchute and pumped with fine aggregate concrete, creating a mattress with a designe thickness and mass per unit area.

How is HYDROTEX used for downchute protection?

The Problem

Downchutes are a critical element in landfill and waste management, and without proper protection, they can be costly to maintain.

An improperly protected downchute is an investment gone to waste. The earth will erode, costing millions in repair costs.

The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete

Use HYDROTEX fabric formworks to cast a concrete mattress that conforms to the shape of the downchute, preventing erosion and allowing the transported water to flow much more efficiently.

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Protecting Downchutes

HYDROTEX Filter Point

HYDROTEX® Filter Point



HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX® Filter Band® Concrete Mattress



HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX® Uniform Section



HYDROTEX Enviromat

HYDROTEX® Enviromat®



Articulating Block Concrete Mat on Slope

HYDROTEX® Articulating Block



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Downchute Protection for Landfills

Downchutes are the part of the landfill that aids in wastewater drainage and leachate management. Because of the hydraulic action, the downchute must be protected with a system that relieves hydrostatic pressure and minimizes soil loss. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the best solution to protect downchutes from damage and erosion.

Which industries typically need downchute protection products and services?

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Concrete Channel Lining Solutions

Concrete Channel Lining

Synthetex manufactures custom fabric formworks for the in-situ casting of concrete revetments for channels and canals. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the better alternative to concrete slope paving, saving your company precious resources and time.

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Concrete Channel Lining

Synthetex manufactures custom fabric formworks for the in-situ casting of concrete revetments for channels and canals. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the better alternative to concrete slope paving, saving your company precious resources and time.

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HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the top solution for lining trapezoidal channels in any facility or industry.

Looking for the best channel lining product? HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete requires less manpower than gabions, HDPE liners, brick, PVC, soil cement, and limestone riprap. Both versatile and permanent, HYDROTEX can also be used for erosion control in canals, ditches, and open drains. Call us today at 1-800-225-0023 to receive a free quote for your channel lining project.

How is HYDROTEX used in concrete channel lining projects?

The Problem

An unlined channel or river is subject to bank erosion, causing the channel to encroach upon the adjacent roadway, infrastructure, or valuable property. This can result in potential collapse, costing millions in repair costs.

An unlined storm water management or irrigation channel will also allow vegetation growth, increasing waterlogging, reducing waterflow, and resulting in inefficiency of the components.

The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete

Cast a concrete liner with HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting of concrete, creating a permanent mattress that protects against bank erosion and provides protection of valuable adjacent structures or property.

With a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress, you can manage the efficiency of water flow. You have a myriad of choices when you purchase HYDROTEX: you can line the channel with a product that can accommodate hydrostatic pressure relief, accommodate revegetation, or prevent vegetation (Uniform Section).

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Lining Channels with Concrete

HYDROTEX Filter Point

HYDROTEX® Filter Point


HYDROTEX Filter Point is one of the most popular products to cast concrete linings in channels. When pumped with fine aggregate concrete, this fabric form creates a mattress with filter points that allow the water to filter through, relieving hydrostatic pressure. Easy to install underwater and a cheaper-to-transport alternative to precast concrete block mats.


HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX® Filter Band® Concrete Mattress


An alternative to Filter Point, HYDROTEX Filter Band also relieves hydrostatic pressure while achieving a greater reduction of flow velocity and wave run-up due to a higher Manning’s n value. Great choice for channels where a greater control of flow is required.


HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX® Uniform Section


Looking for a concrete slope paving alternative for your channel lining project? HYDROTEX Uniform Section fabric forms are the product for you. When pumped with fine aggregate concrete, our Uniform Section fabric forms create a rigid mattress with minimal permeability.


HYDROTEX® Enviromat®


For an aesthetic channel lining solution that will allow vegetation, prevent erosion, and help the environment, choose our Enviromat concrete linings. The fabric formwork’s revolutionary open design allows vegetation to grow in between the concrete blocks.


All HYDROTEX Products


Though these are the most oft-used fabric formworks for casting a concrete lining at channels, you can choose any other HYDROTEX product—or you can let us recommend one based on the project specifications.


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Forget Traditional Concrete Lining

Concrete channel lining is the most popular erosion control method for rivers and channels.

HYDROTEX is superior to traditional concrete channel lining alternatives. Not only is HYDROTEX designed to be installed both on land and underwater, the material is cheaper to transport and the installation often requires less manpower than other labor-intensive alternatives.

Which industries typically need channel lining services?

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What kinds of channels can HYDROTEX protect?

Roadside drainage, stormwater, irrigation, and surface water channels can be protected by a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress.

We would recommend Enviromat, Enviromat FX, Filter Point, Filter Band, and Uniform Section for these applications, but will work with you to manufacture the best concrete mattress for your project.

Why choose us?

We are the only manufacturer of HYDROTEX permanent erosion control systems.

You’re partnering with the manufacturer, not a third-party seller or a middleman.

With Synthetex at your side, you won’t have to guess during any stage. You’ll have our support from the very beginning up until the last fabric-formed concrete mattress is pumped in place. From on-site support to design assistance, you will have invaluable resources at your disposal with us at your side.

Who is Synthetex?

We are the manufacturer of HYDROTEX® geosynthetic fabric formwork used for the in-situ casting of concrete.

We are not an engineering firm, subcontractor, concrete supplier, or fabriform installer. We are a manufacturer.

As your manufacturer, we work with each of those entities to deliver cost-effective solutions at every stage of your project. Our team will also assist with cost analyses, train installation teams, provide technical assistance, and assist with design and hydraulics.

We’re not just a one-time supplier—we’re your strategic partner for your current project and beyond.


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Erosion Control for Landfills

Erosion Control for Landfills

Synthetex manufactures custom fabric-formed concrete systems that increase the longevity of geomembranes, downchutes, and leachate collection ponds in landfills.

Landfills have a sophisticated set of components that must be protected from erosion and damage to keep harmful leachates from seeping into the groundwater. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mats can protect collection ponds from erosion, provide a hard armor over geomembranes, and protect downchutes, enhancing the longevity of these elements.

HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the best solution for landfills because it is permanent, easy to install, and requires little maintenance after installation.

Why choose HYDROTEX for your landfill erosion control project?

Landfills are ecosystems whose components must be protected or the facility’s byproducts can contaminate the soil and the environment. HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattresses are a proven, permanent method for protecting liners and preventing erosion in collection ponds and channels. Both easy to install and cost-effective, HYDROTEX is entirely custom-made to your project’s needs.

The most urgent solutions HYDROTEX provides in landfills are geomembrane protection, downchute protection, collection channel lining, and ballast systems.

Looking for a mixture of these solutions? Need another solution for your landfill project? Our engineers will take a look at your project’s details and recommend the best solution for you. You will never have to guess with us at your side.

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Why choose Synthetex?

Today’s landfills have evolved to become essential to comprehensive waste management. Modern sanitary landfills rely on sophisticated engineering to emphasize environmental stewardship throughout site selection, design, permitting, construction, operation and decommissioning.

Synthetex helps build modern landfills with integrated systems, technologies and processes that help ensure environmental protection. The specifications for a modern landfill include design features such as:

  • Protection of liners made of clay and plastic
  • Leachate collection and management systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Landfill covering options
  • Landfill covers, caps and liners
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How do you install HYDROTEX at a landfill?

Depending on the part of the site that will be protected or armored, the installation process can vary, but the basics will remain the same. To install a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress, simply prepare the ground, lay out the geomembrane (if not already installed), then unroll the custom-fabricated geosynthetic panels over the liner. Using a small-line concrete pump, fill the fabric with fine aggregate concrete until the mattress reaches its designed thickness.

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HYDROTEX® Articulating Block

Articulating Block (AB) Concrete Linings

Articulating Block (AB) Concrete Linings


Articulating Block Mats form cable-reinforced concrete block mattresses that resist erosive forces. They are often constructed where a revetment is exposed to frontal attack by wave action.

AB Mats are typically used to protect coastlines, canals, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, underwater pipelines, bridge piers, and other marine structures from propeller wash, ship wakes, wind waves, currents, and high velocity flows. They are also used in environmental construction for landfill caps, down chutes, and collector channels.

The AB fabric form consists of a series of compartments linked by an interwoven perimeter. Grout ducts interconnect the compartments, and high-strength revetment cables are installed between and through the compartments and grout ducts.

Once filled, the AB Mats become a mattress of pillow-shaped, rectangular concrete blocks. The interwoven perimeters between the blocks serve as hinges to permit articulation. The cables remain embedded in the concrete blocks to link the blocks together and facilitate articulation.

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HYDROTEX® Filter Point

HYDROTEX Articulating Block

HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX Enviromat

HYDROTEX® Filter Point

Filter Point (FP) Concrete Linings

Filter Point (FP) Concrete Linings


Filter Point Concrete Linings with filtration points (drains) provide erosion-resistant, permeable concrete linings for ditches, channels, canals, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, marinas, and protected port and harbor areas.

Filter Point Concrete Linings have a cobbled surface and a relatively high coefficient of hydraulic friction in order to achieve lower flow velocities and to reduce wave run-up. The filtration points provide for the relief of hydrostatic uplift pressures, increasing the system’s stability.

Filter Point Concrete Linings were the first type of fabric formed concrete system developed. In 1965, a Dutch patent was issued for “fabric formed slope paving.” The form suggested by this patent was later refined to create the first “filter point” lining.

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Submit a Request for a Filter Point Specification

We’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days. All specifications are available in both nylon and polyester configurations.

Submit a request for a technical specification

We’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days. All specifications are available in both nylon and polyester configurations.





HYDROTEX® Filter Point

HYDROTEX Articulating Block

HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX Enviromat