Bridge pier scour protection is simple with HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattresses.
Don’t run the risk of leaving bridge piers to the mercy of local scour and wave run-up. Instead, protect them with a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress. The most effective countermeasure against bridge scour, HYDROTEX is easy to access, cost-effective, and designed for underwater installation. Call our team today at 1-800-225-0023 for a project estimate.
How is HYDROTEX used in bridge pier protection projects?
Local scour at bridge piles (piers) can leave the foundation exposed, causing irreparable structural damage to the bridge. Such damage may necessitate tearing down the whole bridge and re-building it, costing millions of dollars to departments of transportation and municipal authorities.
The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete
Prevent and remediate scour by casting a permanent mattress or grout bag with HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting of concrete. These mattresses and bags will conform to the scour depth and stabilize the bridge pile.
Unlike pre-cast products, HYDROTEX can be installed underwater with more ease and is suited for installation sites with low head clearance conditions. Additionally, the HYDROTEX mattress is customized to accommodate the shape and size of the bridge pile, ensuring optimal scour prevention performance.
Best HYDROTEX Products for Scour Prevention and Remediation at Bridge Piers
HYDROTEX® Articulating Block
Use HYDROTEX Articulating Block fabric-forms to cast a cable-reinforced articulating concrete mattress. One of the most suited HYDROTEX products for bridge pier scour prevention, the articulating block mat conforms to the subgrade around and under the bridge pile as it is being pumped with fine aggregate concrete.
HYDROTEX® Grout Bags
Remediating and preventing scour with a HYDROTEX Grout Bag is a simple application. Place the grout bag fabric form around the pile, then pump with fine aggregate. Synthetex takes pride in simplifying your process.
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Scour Prevention, Your Way
Providing scour protection and remediation at bridges is one of the primary applications of HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete.
Entirely custom-made to your requirements, a HYDROTEX geosynthetic panel can be easily unrolled at the base of a bridge’s piles, then pumped with fine aggregate concrete with a small pump. Heavy equipment or complicated machinery is not necessary.
Looking for something different? HYDROTEX can offer other scour protection solutions at bridges and piers. These include abutment protection and other custom services.
Which industries typically need bridge pier scour protection services?
Prevent Local Scour at Ports with HYDROTEX
Bridge piers at ports shouldn’t be left to the will of the sea’s hydraulic forces.
Protect them with a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete articulating block mattress or an especially-designed grout bag.
Rather than relying on grouted riprap, prefabricated concrete blocks, and gabions, depend on HYDROTEX to effectively fill scour holes and prevent further damage. Regardless of the scour depth, our team can find a solution for you.
Need help? Give us a quick call at 1-800-225-0023 to chat with our engineers.
Who is Synthetex?
We are the manufacturer of HYDROTEX® geosynthetic fabric formwork used for the in-situ casting of concrete.
With our highly skilled team of engineers, Synthetex creates an easier process for you.
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 are more than a one-time supplier—we are your strategic partner for your current project and beyond.