Concrete Ditch Lining Solutions

Concrete Ditch Lining

Synthetex is the manufacturer of HYDROTEX fabric forms for the casting of concrete ditch lining systems. By choosing HYDROTEX, consulting firms, contractors, and project owners save money on installation, labor, and freight costs.

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Concrete Ditch Lining

Synthetex is the manufacturer of HYDROTEX fabric forms for the casting of concrete ditch lining systems. By choosing HYDROTEX, consulting firms, contractors, and project owners save money on installation, labor, and freight costs.

Get a project estimate today:



Tackling concrete ditch lining requirements is easy with HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete.

With a concrete ditch lining system, you can permanently control erosion in ditches both big and small. A permanent rather than temporary solution, HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete can be used in virtually any trapezoidal ditch, including drainage ditches, irrigation ditches, and stormwater ditches. Give our team a call at 1-800-225-0023 for a free project consultation.

How is HYDROTEX used in concrete ditch lining projects?

The Problem

Just like canals and channels, ditches are subject to bank erosion. The ditch’s embankment can encroach upon the adjacent roadway, infrastructure, or valuable property, leading to a catastrophic collapse.

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

Protect your ditch from bank erosion by casting a concrete lining using HYDROTEX fabric formworks for the casting of concrete. With HYDROTEX, the bank won’t erode, protecting valuable adjacent structures and property.

You have a wide variety of options to line the ditch, including permeable concrete mattresses, vegetated concrete mattresses, and impermeable concrete mats. The permeable mats accommodate hydrostatic pressure relief, while the impermeable mat prevents vegetation.

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Lining Ditches with Concrete

HYDROTEX Filter Point

HYDROTEX® Filter Point


Use HYDROTEX Filter Point fabric forms to create a permeable ditch lining system that provides hydrostatic pressure relief. This mattress comes in thicknesses ranging from 2 to 16 inches to accommodate different shear stress environments.


HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX® Filter Band® Concrete Mattress


Like Filter Point, HYDROTEX Filter Band fabric forms are apt for casting a permeable concrete lining that will reduce wave-run up while preventing bank erosion at ditches.


HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX® Uniform Section


For an impermeable solution that won’t allow vegetation, consider Uniform Section concrete linings, the strongest alternative to concrete slope paving. Simply place the double-walled geosynthetic panels across the ditch’s sides and bottom, then pump with aggregate concrete to cast an entirely custom-made concrete mattress.


HYDROTEX Enviromat

HYDROTEX® Enviromat®


Enviromat is a vegetated option for ditch lining projects with stringent aesthetic requirements.


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Concrete Mattresses for Roadside Ditches

Roadside ditches don’t have to be left to the mercy of the wind, rain, and other environmental factors.

Line them with a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress to minimize soil loss in any ditch in your municipality and mitigate erosion issues before they arise.

Ditch lining services are typically applicable for:

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HYDROTEX: The Best Permanent Ditch Lining System

Forget reinforced polyethylene (RPE) ditch liners, cement, rip rap, gravel, or precast concrete.
HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete is the superior erosion control solution for your next ditch lining project. Permanent and hassle-free, a HYDROTEX concrete mat only requires a small concrete pump and four to five people for installation.*

It’s a proven erosion control system that has been in use for more than thirty years. Though applicable in a multitude of industries, HYDROTEX is typically not used for residential ditch lining projects.

Aside from being easier to install and cheaper to transport than alternatives, HYDROTEX is incredibly versatile and has numerous applications, including concrete channel lining, concrete canal lining, and embankment protection. Ready to get started? Call our team at 1-800-225-0023 for a consultation.

*Depending on the square footage of the installation.

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.


Related Solutions

Enviromat®

Enviromat® (EM) Concrete Linings


Enviromat Concrete Linings are installed to provide protection against periodic high flows. After installation, vegetation can be planted within the open structure of the lining to create a more natural appearance. Enviromat Concrete Linings are used in drainage ditches and on the upper slopes of channels, canals, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and other water courses as well as for embankments subject to heavy run-off.

Enviromat Linings are comprised of concrete-filled elements and unfilled areas that allow for the establishment of vegetation.  Once the concrete sets, the defined unfilled and interwoven areas are opened by cutting the fabric and are planted or are filled with topsoil and seeded.  Within a growing season a vegetated cover will normally extend over the lining, resulting in an erosion control system with the hydraulic, ecological and aesthetic features desired.

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HYDROTEX® FilterBand®

FilterBand® (FB) Concrete Linings


FilterBand® (FB) Concrete Linings are similar to Filter Point, providing an effective and highly permeable concrete lining that resists erosive forces. FilterBand® differs from Filter Point in that the form creates interconnected, tubular concrete elements that are separated by large, interwoven filtration bands.  The filtration bands provide for greater reduction of uplift pressures than Filter Point Linings.  Also, the biaxial alignment of the tubular elements creates two directionally determined coefficients of hydraulic friction. As a result, FilterBand® achieves greater reduction of flow velocity or wave energy than Filter Point.

FilterBand® concrete linings are specified in situations similar to those for which Filter Point might be specified, which also require greater relief of uplift pressures, higher reduction of flow velocities, or greater reduction of wave run-up.

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HYDROTEX® Uniform Section

Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings

Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings


Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings are similar to traditional concrete slope paving.  They create a solid, high-quality concrete lining with a relatively low hydraulic resistance and uniform cross-section.  Uniform Section linings are used to reduce the infiltration or exfiltration of aggressive waste and chemical fluids into or out of open channels and basins.  They are also used to reduce exfiltration in arid regions where open channels and basins require watertight linings.

Uniform Section Concrete Linings are resistant to leachate and most chemicals.  They protect geosynthetic liners from mechanical damage, exposure to UV light, and freeze-thaw cycles.  These self-supporting, high-strength linings permit construction on steep side slopes and replace the conventional use of clay or sand as liner protection. Placement of the forms and concrete filling can be performed without the use of equipment on the liner.  The tensile strength and abrasion resistance of the fabric protect the liner from the pumped concrete.

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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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HYDROTEX® Filter Point

HYDROTEX Articulating Block

HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX Enviromat