Ballasted and Remediating Mats
On dry land, a quality geotextile, offering the appropriate filtering (or other physical characteristics) performance and puncture resistance would be simple to install. However, transfer this product to a water environment, and the buoyancy of the textile causes installation problems!
In addition to providing a filter layer the Ballasted Mattress can also provide reinforcement, sealing and polluted sediment remediation properties.
The Maccaferri Ballasted mattresses are designed to provide the required filter performance, be simple to deploy in water and also remain in contact with the sea-bed in order to limit erosion and consequent instability beneath the structure.
Drawing on our extensive geosynthetic portfolio and manufacturing expertise, we use our geotextiles, reinforcement materials and membranes in specific combinations to deliver the performance characteristics required on the project.
The Ballasted Remediating Mats are a state-of-the-art approach to the problem of the clean-up of polluted sediments within rivers and estuaries. Dredging and dumping polluted sediments from industrial zones can be incredibly expensive, and disturbing these materials can cause further dispersal downstream. The remediating and sealing functionality of our mattresses can add a valuable tool to help clients fulfil their environmental responsibilities.
Our Ballasted Mattresses are available in four distinct types: