Erosion Control

Cellular articulated concrete block (ACB) systems are flexible concrete revetments used to resist the erosive forces of flowing water resulting from elevated velocities and wave action in concentrated flow areas. A typical ACB revetment mat is formed by interlocking precast concrete blocks placed on a geotextile fabric. The interlocking matrix allows versatile structure design for use over varying land contours and grades. ACB’s traverse changes in terrain without disrupting the placement patterns and interlocking features of the system, allowing for partial settlement of the underlying foundation without disrupting the integrity of the installation.
The blocks within the (mat) matrix are dense and durable, and the resulting revetment is flexible and porous-(Abt 2001). Voids between blocks allow vegetation to establish over time, decreasing flow velocities and improving final appearance