SLOPES & ROADWAY EMBANKMENTS
Traditional erosion control products only address surface failure and are limited in their ability to stabilize steep slopes. Envirolok works with mother nature to remedy deep-seated failures, slumping, and scouring. In addition to strength and stability, Envirolok's natural green walls offer a permanent, vegetative solution, such as a planted wall, that is ideal for slopes and roadway embankments of any size or scale.
Envirolok’s natural green walls flexibility makes it ideal for any scale of slope conditions, from small rolling hills to slopes over 50’ tall. Regardless of the project scale, our design and engineering team is ready to work with you to find a cost-effective solution that will stand the test of time.
Water is our most important resource. Shorelines, riverbanks and stormwater features play a critical role in waterway quality, usability and habitat. If not properly managed, erosion and sedimentation can be costly and result in lost real estate.
As an engineered and ecologically advanced system, Envirolok provides permanent vegetated solutions for various applications at any scale. Envirolok's ability to be used in any place where land meets water provides flexibility for almost any application.
Stream & Riverbank Restoration
Traditional bank restoration practices focus either on hard armoring or bioengineered solutions. Envirolok combines the best principles of these practices to provide a permanent vegetative solution, like natural green walls. Envirolok permanently encapsulates the soil, reducing sediment loss while providing ideal growing conditions for riparian vegetation. Envirolok is fully-engineered to strengthen banks while improving aquatic and terrestrial habitats. As vegetation establishes on the system, runoff is filtered, improving the health of our waterways.
In addition to large-scale riverbank experience, such as the Chicago, French Broad, and Columbia Rivers, Envirolok has a proven track record of success along small scale rivers and streams worldwide.
Swales, Stormwater & Stream Channels
Stormwater management solutions can be designed to contain surface water flow effectively while slowing water and allowing sediment to drop out before reaching waterways. Envirolok's engineered bag-fill provides strength and stability while still allowing the water to infiltrate into the soil. As vegetation establishes on the system, rainwater runoff is further filtered by plant roots and shoots while quickly absorbing into the soil, further reducing the risk of flash flooding.
Envirolok's ability to be used in wet or dry conditions provides flexibility for almost any application. Whether you are working on culvert/endwell protection, reinforcing swales or drainage channels, steep slopes, or vegetative weirs, Envirolok's natural green walls can maximize BMPs within a small construction footprint.
Shorelines provide natural buffers for ponds, lakes, and coastal waterways. In addition to creating critical habitats, these buffers infiltrate and filter runoff and reduce erosion. Due to the forces of nature, climate change, and human influence, shorelines are constantly changing.
Envirolok is engineered to stabilize slopes and shorelines permanently. Unlike traditional erosion control products, Envirolok stabilizes the underlying soils and creates an encapsulated barrier, protecting them from further erosion. The bag-fill mix has been developed in collaboration with our engineers and horticulturalists to maximize strength and provide ideal growing conditions for native plantings. For more extreme water conditions, Envirolok’s specialized spike system is designed to work with various reinforcement systems to increase strength and withstand the forces of water.
Whether your project includes a gradual sloping pond edge or a steep lake shoreline, Envirolok can help create a natural shoreline reinforced for permanent stabilization.