Cable Concrete

Cable Concrete-IECSCable Concrete®

Cable Concrete is an Articuled­ Concrete­ Block  Mat (ACB) system connected by cables allowing each individual block to be flexible and form to the terrain of the ground. This interconnected block system is available in four different thicknesses to provide the required stability for each project economically. Engineered as an alternative to rock rip rap, Cable Concrete is designed to control various types of erosion due to water, wind or vehicular traffic.


Cable Concrete Features

♦Manufactured, large footprint mats configuration and delivered to the jobsite for fast and economical installation

♦Made with air entrained concrete for durability and freeze-thaw fracture resistance

♦Cables are looped on all mat edges to provide for mat-to-mat connection and optional anchoring

♦There is up to 20-40% open area to provide water permeability and vegetation growth

♦The pyramidal block shape allows for articulation, ranging from 20° to 60° – depending upon the block size chosen

♦Complete engineering analysis, with flume testing, has been conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota. Cable Concrete® is manufactured to exact specifications, which exceed both federal, provincial MTO and state D.O.T. requirements

Cable Concrete Benefits

♦Cost-effective solution to severe or minor erosion needs

♦Precast mats with pre-attached geotextile speed installation and quality of finished project

♦Easily maintained when vegetated or rock filled

♦Highly resistant to ice damage and freeze-thaw cycle

♦Allows safe pedestrian access

♦Flexible mats can conform to existing ground contours, minimizing site preparation

♦Mats can be removed and reused on future sites

♦Local pre-caster manufactures Cable Concrete® to exacting specifications, which exceed both federal, provincial MTO and state D.O.T. material requirements and assures a quality product


Cable Concrete Applications:

♦ Riverbank Protection     ♦Spillways     ♦Culvert Inlets/Outlets     ♦Channel Lining     ♦Pond Lining     ♦Access Roads     ♦Boat Ramps


Cable Concrete used in the reconstruction of Cougar Creek after the floods of 2013


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