Engineered earth with greywater systems

March 10th, 2022

Propex incorporates a system of engineered earth with greywater irrigation on slope at residential site in Malibu, Calif. By Jeff Hoilman, P.E., market development manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC FIGURE 1 Initial installation of the ARMORMAX 75 Slope Stability System in Malibu, Calif. Photograph courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC The increasing need for sustainable design […]

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Resilient flood mitigation protects Louisiana levee system

September 24th, 2021

By Lee Pierce, Vice President of Engineered Systems and Business Development, Propex Operating Co. LLC Worker installing the ARMORMAX system on a New Orleans levee. Photograph courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC Sixteen years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana, Hurricane Ida made landfall just 40 miles (64 km) down the coast. In […]

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Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26th, 2021

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC The University of Arizona Solar Zone at Tech Park, Tucson, Ariz. Photography courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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Driving earth anchors in adverse conditions

July 6th, 2021

By Ben Campbell, P.E., Propex Earth anchors come in all shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, stainless steel and ductile iron. Earth anchors are also used for many different purposes. Propex primarily uses percussion-driven engineered earth anchors (EEA) to create an artificial deep root system for ARMORMAX. The ARMORMAX […]

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Propex GeoSolutions receives carbon footprint verification for PYRAMAT 75 HPTRM

August 20th, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.  “This verification is another piece of the sustainability puzzle,” […]

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Western Excelsior and Gripple form supply partnership

July 25th, 2018

Western Excelsior Corp. and Gripple Inc. have signed an exclusive supply partnership agreement for the United States and Canada. Gripple provides products in the erosion control market, including high-performance anchoring systems. Western Excelsior and its subsidiary North American Green manufacture erosion control products, including short-term erosion control blankets and permanent high-performance turf reinforcement mats. The […]

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Propex introduces PYRAWALL for walls and slopes

February 15th, 2018

In a press release on Feb. 13, 2018, Propex GeoSolutions announced the availability of PYRAWALLTM, an engineered wrap-face vegetated solution for constructing reinforced-earth walls and steepened slopes. The company said the system consists of PYRAMAT® 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and fiber-composite internal bracing, and with flexible setback and alignment, PYRAWALL can be […]

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