FILTREXX VEGETATED WALL, SLOPE AND SHORE SYSTEMS
Filtrexx® offers an extensive portfolio of systems for vegetated walls, slopes, and shores. Landscape architects, designers, and civil engineers thrive on the possibilities our GreenLoxx® Systems offer to their green structure projects. Also known as living walls, GreenLoxx systems provide the underlying structure needed to permanently stabilize extreme grade changes. In addition, GreenLoxx systems offer higher aesthetic appeal than conventional block or concrete systems – at a fraction of the cost. We offer a wide range of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), Reinforced Soil Slope (RSS), and Vegetated Slope Facing (VSF) solutions for banks, walls and slopes up to 90 degrees of inclination, with varying degrees of design flexibility and planting options. GreenLoxx systems, just like rain gardens and bioswales, help minimize stormwater runoff, cool the environment, and provide habitat for native creatures. Vegetated slopes and walls also contribute to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points of a project in several categories. Contact our team for a customized quote or technical support on your next vegetated wall or slope project.
WHAT IS A LIVING SHORELINE?
Shorelines are affected by storms, waves and sea level changes. GreenLoxx systems are alternative shoreline stabilization techniques that help
maintain the natural interface between land and water while preserving
the habitat, protecting the environment and enhancing coastal resilience
to reduce erosion. GreenLoxx systems can be used to restore beaches, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
Living Shoreline is “any shoreline management system that is designed to protect or restore natural shoreline ecosystems through the use of natural elements and, if appropriate, man-made elements. Any elements used must not interrupt the natural water/land continuum to the detriment of natural shoreline ecosystems.” ¹
Living Shoreline is also considered a “broad term that encompasses a range of shoreline stabilization techniques along estuarine coasts, bays, sheltered coastlines, and tributaries. A living shoreline has a footprint that is made up mostly of native material. It incorporates vegetation or other living, natural soft elements alone or in combination with some type of harder shoreline structure (e.g., oyster reefs or rock sills) for added stability.” ²
¹ Source: Restore America’s Estuaries “Living Shorelines: From Barriers to Opportunities”
² National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - “Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines"
LIVING SHORELINE - DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Filtrexx has a full team of experts ready to help you identify, design, implement and install the most suitable living shoreline solution for each specific project. Among the basic design principles to consider, our systems can help with the following:
- Energy dissipation
- Vegetation establishment
- Adsorption of invisible pollutants
FILTREXX VEGETATED WALL & SLOPE SYSTEMS RESEARCH LIBRARY
Our Filtrexx® Research Library contains research data, both published and unpublished, about stormwater management, sediment & erosion control, pollutant removal and living walls applications. Gain access to our research by visiting our Filtrexx Research Library section.
LIVING WALLS RESEARCH
2008 Thermal Performance of Biowalls (Poster) [PDF] click here
2010 SIUE – Test Wall Runoff Data [PDF] click here
2010 SIUE – Preliminary Stormwater Retention Data [PDF] click here
2011 ISAS – Stormwater Mitigation (Poster) [PDF] click here
2011 GRHC – Stormwater Benefits (Paper) [PDF] click here
2011 ISAS - Thermal benefits (Poster) [PDF] click here