Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes

For centuries, soil bioengineering techniques have been used to protect and restore sensitive watersheds. This technology sustains ecosystem friendly and vegetated systems that provide aquatic habitat, erosion control and other benefits, including:

  • Improved water and air quality
  • Support for terrestrial, riparian and aquatic habitats
  • Stormwater management
  • Aesthetic site enhancement

Soil bioengineering has the capacity to reach new heights with the construction of Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes (VRSS) on highly steepened sites. Fully engineered, these ecologically and structurally sound installations provide secure, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions on river, stream, waterfront, upland slope and flood control sites. While protecting these sites, VRSS installations also support healthy, vegetated, maintenance-free environments.

For coastal applications these systems can be used to construct oyster reef structures and other habitat friendly environments.

Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes

Fully engineered, these ecologically and structurally sound installations provide secure, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions on river, stream, waterfront, upland slope and flood control sites.

Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes

Triton® Marine Mattresses, Triton® Marine CellsTriton® Gabions and Triton® Gabion Mats, often used in conjunction with the SierraScape® Retaining Wall System or the Sierra® Slope Retention System, are all suitable for VRSS and Living Shoreline installations. Each features the flexibility, durability and hydraulic stability required, conforming to land contours and variable subgrades for effective erosion control. Their use of Tensar® Geogrids ensures structural reinforcement and surficial stability.

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