Where conventional concrete is cost prohibitive, ITL Reinforced Concrete Roll® provides a flexible solution that exceeds performance expectations and longevity compared to concrete erosion control options.
With proper anchorage, ITL RCR® has the strength and pliablity for extreme slope conditions. ITL RCR® can withstand very high volumes of rain or snow melt without damaging the product. ITL RCR® can also be used for underpasses where traditional concrete is used to prevent erosion and sloughing of sloped soils as well as a bioswale for high volume storm water runoff.
For erosion-prone areas around lakes and bodies of salt water, ITL RCR® can be hydrated with fresh water as well as salt water.
The speed of installation for ITL RCR® is significantly faster compared to traditional concrete, and with its 30 year pro-rated manufacturer warranty, it doesn’t require replacement on a regular basis like other erosion control products.
Is ITL RCR® biodegradable?
No. The non-woven geotextile that holds the cement in place will eventually degrade under constant UV exposure, but the concrete will last for many years. We offer a 30-year pro-rated warranty.
Can ITL RCR® crack?
Small hairline cracks will form but they can’t be seen because of the fibers covering the concrete. ITL RCR® will not develop large cracks because the fibers keep the concrete from separating.
Will vegetation grow through ITL RCR® ?
In general no. In some cases, if the ITL RCR® cracks there is a chance vegetation can grow through in time.
What sort of slope can ITL RCR® be applied?
ITL RCR® can go on virtually any slope, almost vertical. The anchoring at the top will be designed based on the slope and subgrade under the ITL RCR®. This is part of the design process and will require more details. Please call us to discuss.
How does constant water flow affect ITL RCR®?
Please click here to see the specification. In short, most water applications have little to no effect on ITL RCR®.