You don’t have months or years for your erosion protection to take effect. InstaTurf® ShearForce™ products are immediately effective soft armor alternatives to rock riprap and other hard armor systems for permanent erosion protection. These “hybrid-turf” products utilize simulated turf to effectively protect, grow and reinforce natural vegetation in high flow areas.
Simple to install
Typically 50%+ cost savings vs rock
ShearForce™10 is designed shear stress rating of 10 lbs/sf or greater for immediate as well as long-term erosion protection. It is the perfect solution for drainage ditches, swales, retention ponds, lake banks and most other places where you need erosion protection. SF10 has a thin underlayment attached to help keep the ground in place in these applications.
ShearForce™12 is designed shear stress rating of 12 lbs/sf or greater for immediate as well as long-term erosion protection. ShearForce12 is the solution you need below outfalls and in areas with extreme erosion challenges. SF12 has a substantial rubber underlayment attached to help keep the ground in place in these extreme applications.
For flows up to 25ft/second
In the case of InstaTurf an experienced erosion control professional, Tim Lancaster, saw our Clean Machine doormats in a local hardware and thought this was the solution he’d been seeking to curb erosion in a new way.
An inspired idea around allowing grass to grow through the product combined with the engineering experts at GrassWorx created this industry changing solution to stop harmful erosion without the need for mining and transporting hundreds of truckloads of rocks to remote sites.
Today InstaTurf can be found across the U.S., instantly armoring erosion-prone areas. The applications continue to arise as civil engineers and installers find how easy InstaTurf is to work with and how it saves on on-going maintenance costs – all while keeping the ground in place.