This product is so much more than a flood defense barrier! It is our product of choice in reinforcing soil from erosion or creating ‘reinforced flood berms’ for flood defense landscaping. This product has long term and short applications and the ability for it to support native vegetation provides a host of aesthetically pleasing, long term solutions.
Defencell® offers has an amazing list of applications for a host of problems associated with flood defense, flood mitigation, and erosion control. They are comprised of a heavy duty nonwoven geotextile and provide the lowest single standing flood barrier at 20” tall while allowing for vertical stacking of additional units as flood levels rise.
This is an example of how a reinforced berm can be created and vegetated in the construction of flood defenses. This structure is capable of being over-topped by floodwaters without eroding into a breach and is significantly less expensive than traditional levees.
Units are lightweight, have a long life span when buried, and do not require specialized equipment to construct apart from earth moving machinery.
Common users of this structure would include home owners associations, municipal utility and wastewater facilities, irrigation districts, and DOT organizations.
These units come in a variety of widths and can be laid out side by side, and stacked.
Defencell units can be vertically stacked during times of flooding. Therefore, additional units can be stacked if floodwaters continue to rise. This product has been tested and approved by the USACE for flood defense operations and can be constructed by one person as required.
One of the best features of this product is the fact there is no wire or foreign components apart from the durable, non-woven geotextile it is comprised of. This is an environmentally inert product making it an excellent product for coastal applications as there are no poke hazards, harmful dies, or foreign chemicals which can leech into the surrounding environment.
Whether you are reinforcing a coastal berm, stabilizing a sand dune, or simply trying to stop erosion and give vegetation a chance to grow, Defencell(R) provides the versatility to do this.
This product is also an excellent alternative to sandbags when restrictions only allow sandbag applications.
The modular design of Defencell(R) provides strength in retaining soils and can be installed over wide stretches of river bank or problem areas suffering from erosion.
The land reclamation example below shows how the units can be filled with a slurry type material and because the geotextile it is comprised of is porous, water will be allowed slowly escape leaving only the soils. This type project can be built in lifts over a period of time if stacked. As the material dries and consolidates it can be quickly vegetated depending on location.
NOTE: This example shows two units side by side was built on a geotextile base attached to the units prior to filling.
This product can be used for a variety of pond applications including above ground containment, settlement ponds, retention ponds, and similar applications.
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