Spillways Surge Ahead!

B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods

B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods

Salix have extensive experience of spillway protection offering advice to engineers involved in this area of expertise.

Our VMax range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Mats (CTRMs) including VMax C350, VMax P550 and ready grown turf Shear Stress Turf are products available exclusively from Salix as sole UK distributors.

Approved by panel engineers working under the Reservoir Act, Salix have designed, supplied and installed many large scale spillway projects across the country over the last ten years.

VMax P550 and C350 and Shear Stress Turf are the world’s highest performing range of geomats protecting underlying soils from high velocity flows and shear stress far exceeding soil filled and hydroseeding filled standard Turf Reinforcement Mats.

Design software showing performance data from an unvegetated, semi and fully vegetated state gives engineers the confidence to specify these materials for extreme flow events.

These images are taken from two recent schemes where spillways have been improved using Salix’s VMax range. They show installation and the completed works.

Installing VMax P550Laying VMax Shear Stress Turf (Conwy Fas)Conwy in flood over VMax turf protected embankments
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Conwy in flood over VMax turf protected embankments