Erosion Control

Geosynthetics offer many benefits over traditional construction techniques; reducing project costs, construction times and the volume of natural materials that are used and therefore the associated environmental impact of transportation.

Geotexan have developed products to protect surfaces and provide erosion control functions. Solutions include protecting building infrastructure, drainage systems, tree roots under drives and paths, reservoir and landfill liners and membranes.

Typical applications

  • River banks and wetlands
  • Reclamation of mine workings
  • Lake/reservoir shores
  • Tidal areas/boat wash
  • Topsoil stockpiles
  • Dams, revetments and balancing ponds
  • Unstable and oversteep slopes
  • Landfill Caps
  • Railway cuttings & embankments
  • Highway embankments
  • Spillways, irrigation channels
  • Facing of reinforced earth
  • Newly laid top soil
  • Erosion Protection
  • Wave Protection / Marine Bank Erosion Control


  • Immediate protection of the soil surface
  • Ideal microclimate for seed germination
  • Protection of seeds from birds
  • Creates a ‘finished’ look for new works
  • Extends the suitable laying season
  • Drapes to irregular slope profiles
  • Quick installation

Erosion control products are suitable for applications such as surface protection, protecting the structural stability of soils and retaining soil on slopes. Included in the range are biodegradable or non-biodegradable erosion mats and three dimensional geocells used for retaining soils on embankments

Whenever soil is exposed, cut or formed, the risk of erosion from wind, rain or water is high. Left unprotected the result is progressive instability and large amounts of silt-laden run-off.

Erosion may occur as a result of human activity, or simply because nature needs a helping hand to re-establish vegetation. In all situations, an erosion control mat will provide immediate surface protection and will reduce erosion even before the vegetation is established. Tests have shown a reduction in sediment loss of between 70 and 100%.

Rainfall causes erosion of exposed areas in two ways; rain splash and transportation. Both are effectively stopped by an erosion mat. Firstly the mats have high surface cover to prevent the rain drops from pounding into the soil. Secondly, the fibres and threads of the mat prevent run-off water from gathering sufficient velocity to carry the soil particles.

Erosion Protection

A comprehensive range of erosion control products including Erosamat erosion control mats and Erosaweb geocell for applications such as surface protection, protecting the structural stability of soils and retaining soil on slopes.

Membrane & Liner Protection

Protection geotextiles for landfill, reservoir and SuDS membranes. Erosaweb geocell allows soil to protect a liner on steep slopes.

All our products are backed with the experience and knowledge of our in-house technical team who can offer advice, design guidance and PI backed design solutions.

Typical Clients

  • Water Authorities
  • Environment Agency
  • Highways Authorities
  • Public and Private Car Parks
  • Earthworks Contractors
  • Dams, revetments and balancing ponds
  • Rail Authorities

Additional information

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