HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattresses are the most effective chute spillway protection product.
Aside from providing slope protection at emergency spillways, HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete provides permanent erosion control at dams, mines, and any other sites with chutes.
HYDROTEX is a highly versatile product and is typically used to protect chute and side channel spillways. It is typically not used to provide erosion protection at straight drop, labyrinth, shaft, ogee, and siphon spillways. However, our engineers can work with you to manufacture a fabric-formed concrete product for your specific needs.
How is HYDROTEX used for spillway protection?
Spillways are critical structures in dams for lakes, ponds, and other impoundments. When left unlined, the soil in these structures can erode and compromise the spillway’s integrity. Unwanted vegetation can also propagate, making the spillway less efficient and resulting in high maintenance costs.
The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete
Keep maintenance costs low by casting a concrete mattress over the spillway with HYDROTEX fabric forms for the casting of concrete. Our products can provide hydrostatic relief, integrate internal concrete reinforcement cables, and offer other features as required. Permanent and maintenance-free, these mattresses effectively prevent the soil from eroding and keeps the spillway from losing the ability to properly channel water.
Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Casting a Concrete Spillway Protection System
HYDROTEX® Articulating Block
HYDROTEX® Uniform Section
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Spillway Protection for Dams
A spillway ensures that the dam doesn’t overflow or fail by allowing a controlled amount of water to spill from the dam.
To ensure that the spillway doesn’t experience a loss of soil, dam owners and engineers should factor in a need for an effective erosion control system. A concrete lining such as HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete will ensure that the spillway continues functioning as it should.
Another solution we offer at dams is embankment protection.