Channels & Canals
The primary purpose of armoring channels and canals is to prevent erosion resulting from hydraulic or geotechnical forces. Selecting the right solution is critical to overall performance including:
- Protecting the natural and riparian habitat
- Lowering operation and maintenance costs
- Extending project life
- Addressing aesthetic concerns
Performance criteria for channel stabilization materials have traditionally focused on hydraulic parameters like shear stress and flow velocity, but field performance is also highly dependent on non-hydraulic factors including UV resistance and tensile strength. Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions are commonly used for channel stabilization applications in temperate, semi-arid, and arid conditions.