Large impervious surfaces formed by runways, taxiways and terminals create considerable stormwater runoff.  Traditional erosion control measures are not possible in areas adjacent to taxiways and runways.  Erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats are not permitted due to the threat of the material getting sucked into jet engines.  Rock rip rap does not meet FAA height restrictions within the obstacle free area (OFA).

Flexamat® is the erosion solution for these sensitive areas, meeting FAA height restrictions for use within the OFA. The fully interlocked Flexamat® blocks, combined with their weight, secures Flexamat® in place, even in jet blast areas.

The Flexamat® armor is maintainable, either for airport mowing equipment or if it’s kept unvegetated.  Flexamat® mitigates wildlife concerns associated with rock in areas where rip rap would be traditionally used.  Rock rip rap attracts snakes and mice which attracts birds.

Flexamat® is efficiently installed, enabling airports to maintain normal operations during the installation process.

Airports Gallery

Rolls of erosion control blanket in area adjacent to runway of an airport ready for installation pro Trained staff rolling out concrete erosion control mats in OFA with help of machines Supervisor guiding jcb operator in the installation of articulated concrete blocks at airport site Flaxamat, Concrete erosion control blanket installed in Object Free Area of the airport Flaxamat, Concrete erosion control blanket being installed even during normal working of the airport Trained crew installing airfield erosion control mats efficiently in object free area at the airport Flaxamat Concrete erosion control block installation work in progress at the airport Water infiltration outlet made easy by Flaxamat Vegetated concrete mat in OFA at the airport A worker securing Vegetated concrete mat and digging channels for avoiding water clogging at airport A fully operational Flaxamat Vegetated erosion control blanket in the area adjacent to runway Flexamat vegetated concrete armor easily maintainable by airport mowing equipment Fully interlocked Flexamat concrete erosion blocks not getting sucked into jet engines Trained staff carefully testing installation of Flexamat concrete mat in areas adjacent to airfield Flaxamat erosion control blanket mitigating wildlife concern associated with rock near runway OFA Installation of Flaxamat erosion control rolls without disrupting normal operation of the airport