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Envirolok Brochure

  1. 1. Vegetated Environmental SolutionsColumbia River Restoration Bioengineered SolutionsShoreline Protection • Retaining Walls • Slope Stabilization • Erosion Control
  2. 2. Vegetated Environmental Solutions INTRODUCTION Patented The ecologically advanced Envirolok vegetated system provides permanent erosion control. Envirolok’s patented system provides immediate stabilization, erosion control, and a permanent vegetated solution. Envirolok is adaptable to water or dry land sites. Envirolok’s encapsulated soil bags and spikes Patented combined with the engineered strength of soil reinforcing materials supply the connection necessary for an ecological vegetated solution. W WW.EN VI R OL OK. COM Nativ e Ve ge ta tio n is the Sus tain ab le Solution to • Natural Landscapes • Erosion Control • Stormwater Management • Ecological Restoration www.agrecol.com Envirolok is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrecol LLC.
  3. 3. A P P L I C AT I O N S STREAMBANK RESTORATION Envirolok Spike SHORELINE RESTORATION Envirolok Bags VEGETATED SLOPE STABILIZATION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORNAMENTAL LANDSCAPES ENVIROLOK ® NATIVE SOD ™ENVIROLOK BENEFITS• Engineered for reinforced soil structures (MSE or RSS)• Stabilizes shorelines and riverbanks• Encapsulates soil• Native bioengineered facing• Ideal for steepened slopes and contours• Native roots lock system together becoming stronger over time• Moves freely with freeze and thaw cycles 1
  4. 4. STREAMBANKR E S T O R A T I O NEnvirolok’s patented construction method provides support over softstreambeds & shorelines in saturated soil environments while allowingconstruction to follow existing contours.Envirolok supplies a permanent vegetated answer to thepersistent shoreline erosion which contributes to thebioaccumulation of sediment in our lakes and rivers daily. PatentedEnvirolok’s cinching andtwining provides added strengthto the modular bioengineered system2 W W W. E N V I R O L O K . C O M
  5. 5. Chicago River Restoration • Envirolok provides structural support that when combined with native vegetation allows the establishment of habitat along sensitive environmental corridors • Envirolok efficiently conforms to the natural contours of a slope compared to other modular systems 3
  6. 6. SHORELINER E S T O R A T I O N permanent green solutions4 Lake Mendota Restoration
  7. 7. • Envirolok stabilizes underlying soils while creating a barrier from further breakdown• Envirolok restores your shoreline to its original condition, while stabilizing soil, promoting drainage and providing sustainable erosion control• Diverse, native vegetation grown into the Envirolok system creates a buffer zone, mitigating effects of lakeshore development and increasing water quality in our lakes, rivers and wetlands• Envirolok protects your property while preserving an attractive natural appearance• Envirolok’s vegetation improves marine habitat• Envirolok’s living shorelines use natural shoreline ecosystems to absorb wave energy reducing erosion on adjacent properties Lake Osakis Restoration 5
  8. 8. erosion controlV E G E TAT E DS L O P E S TA B I L I Z AT I O N• Envirolok vegetated wall system reinforces erodible sites• Envirolok’s patented modular system and encapsulated structural soils allows for near vertical construction that can be contoured to the existing non-load bearing soils with the flexibility to adapt unlike hard armors• Supports vegetation on manipulated slopes• Envirolok installation allows a reinforced erosion control system in areas where minimized excavation and disturbance is required Burial Mound Preservation• Installations provide immediate erosion protection6 W W W. E N V I R O L O K . C O M
  9. 9. • Envirolok will conform to fit the circumference of a culvert without the use of a form or specialized tools• Envirolok’s modular design can be made to fit any size emergency repair situation• Envirolok can be used to repair undermining and washout situations• Envirolok allows vegetation establishment in narrow construction areas along roadways and commercial developments• Provides ecological vegetated reinforced solution to the surcharge loading created by highway and commercial construction S T O R M WAT E R M A N A G E M E N T Meydenbauer Creek Restoration 7
  10. 10. O R N A M E N TA LL A N D S C A P E S• Create modular landscape designs with ease• Living wall• Raised gardens• Rain gardens8 W W W. E N V I R O L O K . C O M
  11. 11. Envirolok® Native Sod™ is a pre-vegetated mat of a deep rooting native species with a light geotextile or biodegradable core. Once laid on a surface, the plants take root in the soil and quickly form a secure vegetated mat to hold the surface soils in place against erosive forces.E N V I R O L O K ® N AT I V E S O D ™ • Easy installation • Instant erosion control • Immediate vegetation • Low maintenance • Multiple cores available * See representative regarding lead time and availability 9
  12. 12. Envirolok encapsulation ofengineered soil is designed tosupport vegetationV E G E TAT I O NWhy Natives?• Extensive root systems that lock the bags to the parent material hydroseeding• Root structure becomes stronger and deeper over time• Native habitat attracts song Native Prairie Root System vs. Turf Root System birds, butterflies and pollinators Native plants are increasingly used for stormwater management. They control erosion; they increase• Envirolok wall becomes a infiltration and purify rainwater and runoff beautifully restored native prairie so that the aquifer remains full and pure. that provides habitat year round• Sequesters oxygen and moisture• Provides safe habitat for amphibious species L Shallow turf roots Deep native roots10 W W W. E N V I R O L O K . C O M
  13. 13. PLANTING ZONES Emergents Wetland Edge Mesic Prairie Upland Prairie Zones of Vegetation High Water Elevation Envirolok Bag Spike Normal Water Elevation Footing/Granular Backfill Parent MaterialShoreline With Wave ActionNative species in shoreline transitional zones allow for the ecologicalrestoration of habitat for game fish, amphibious life, birds and butterflies.A diverse mix of sedges, grasses, wildflowers and live stakes createssustainable vegetation when combined with the Envirolok system.Envirolok components allow for root penetration, adding to the strength ofthe system. 11
  14. 14. I N S TA L L AT I O N1. Filling and Closing Envirolok BagsFill the Envirolok bags with an engineered soil using an Envirolok Bag Filler.The soil properties should consist of 60% sand, 20% high grade compostand 20% top soil. The engineered soil may change to meet the specificproject needs. Excavated material may be used to backfill duringconstruction. Clay and silt are not appropriate fill material. All bagsshould be filled consistently and will be closed with a UV resistant zip tie.Bags may also be sewn or closed using hog-rings.2. PreparationDig a trench no less than 3” deep, 16” wide for the length ofthe structure. Embedment depth will be specific to the project.Compact bottom of foundation using hand tamper or vibratoryplate compactor. This trench serves as toe stabilization and willprotect the structure from undermining. Larger structures willrequire engineering.3. Placing Envirolok BagsThe foundation course will begin with placing spikes in the excavatedtrench at the desired location of the first row. Place filled bags next toeach other, seam side in, horizontally, the full length of the structure.The “snorkel” of the bag will land on top of the previously placed bag.4. Placing AdditionalBag CoursesAfter laying one entire course of bags, compact the soil ensuring a solidand uniform structure.Insert two spikes in the top of each bag evenly spaced. The spikeplacement will vary with the slope of the structure and should be placedin the center of the bag contact area between courses.12 W W W. E N V I R O L O K . C O M
  15. 15. 5. Backfilling and Compactingthe StructureBackfill and compacting after each course ensures strength and stabilityof the system. Backfill should be compacted to the specifications of thewall design. Backfill must support vegetation and be free draining.6. Geogrid PlacementStructures that require geogrid reinforcement will be specified by anengineer. After compaction, geogrid placement will begin at the front ofthe bag course and will go towards the existing material. Place spikes ontop of the geogrid and continue placing bag course. Geogrid should bepulled tight prior to backfill. Continue with course compaction.7. Top RowInstall the top row of the structure the same way the other courseshave been placed. Tuck the “snorkel” under to give a finished look to thelast course. If specified, the top row may need to be anchored into theexisting landscape.8. Vegetation EstablishmentOnce the wall is completed, vegetation is the final step. Native vegetationis recommended because of its adept root structures that will bind thewall together forming a monolithic structure that will renew itself yearafter year. Using vegetation suitable for your local climate is necessaryfor a successful project. You may build the wall and place live plants in thecourses as you build the structure. Live plant material should always beplaced in between the courses. Cutting the bags open and planting intothis cavity is NOT recommended. It is recommended that a combinationof live plants and seed are used to ensure proper vegetation.Brochure Photo Credits: Sunmark Environmental ServicesAqua Terra Stormwater • Agrecol LLC • Dixon Shorelines 13
  16. 16. Columbia River RestorationVegetated Environmental SolutionsEnvirolok LLC 10101 N. Casey Road Tel 608.223.3571 www.envirolok.com Evansville, WI 53536 Fax 608.884.4640 E-mail ecosolutions @ envirolok.com © 2011 Envirolok LLC