Triton Marine Mattress Fabrication and Installation
by Steve Williams, P.E., on May 18, 2022
Construction in coastal areas has never been easier with the development of the Triton® Coastal & Waterway Systems from Tensar. Flexible and resilient, Tensar's Triton Marine Mattresses adapt to the most difficult conditions, provide durable solutions that reduce costs, and resist scour far better than rigid systems. And because they feature Tensar UX Geogrids, they resist all naturally occurring forms of chemical, biological and environmental degradation – from saltwater to industrial runoff to contaminated sediments. That’s why they’re often specified for aggressive site conditions where other types of materials would rapidly deteriorate.
A Triton marine mattress or “gabion mat” is a cage structure composed of strong yet flexible Tensar® UX Geogrid filled with aggregate or natural fill material. The mattress is integrated with vegetation to create highly resilient, flexible cells. That flexibility allows the Triton Systems to conform to land contours and irregular subgrade conditions far better than conventional solutions. They are also available in various styles and thickness options to meet specific project requirements. And, by utilizing some unique deployment techniques, Triton mattresses can substantially reduce overall project cost when compared to conventional solutions such as riprap.
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To learn more about the advantages of the Triton marine mattresses or to find your local distributor visit our website.