The term soil bio-engineering refers to the use of techniques and materials of environmental protection and erosion control, totally or partially natural and which have as their final result the revegetation of the site object of the intervention. They are used on escarpments and embankments of all types, landfill reclamation, recovery of quarries and in all those situations in which the need for safety is associated with the need for a greenery restoration.
Since they are biodegradable, their permanence for protective purposes is ensured only for the time necessary for the sprouting and settlement of the plants contained therein. Subsequently, they completely biodegrade without leaving any residue and enriching the soil with herbal substance. They allow a perfect integration of an erosion control material in a natural environment, in an ecological, technically effective and aesthetically pleasing way. Materials usually employed in soil bio-engineering include biotextiles, biofelts, biomats, three-dimensional geomats and geocomposite materials. The peculiarity of the products of the Virens range is that they are all pre-seeded therefore showing an immediate vegetal result.
Virens biotextiles can be “reinforced” with geomats and other erosion control materials in order to increase the protective and mechanical strength capabilities and consequently the surface stabilization results, again with the grass covering of the cortical part. VIRMAT three-dimensional geomats therefore consist of VIRESCO biotextile combined with highly resistant synthetic geomats that feature a high void ratio for perfect plant sprouting and development. VIRENS products are therefore an effective extension of the ones routinely used in soil bio-engineering works, precisely because of their ability to restore grass covering and vegetation to terrains in critical conditions where the insertion and permanence of vegetation is particularly problematic.
The new frontier of soil bio-engineering!
Thanks to Virens patents you will be able to respond effectively and professionally
to the needs of each individual context, public or private:
As a remedy for the frequently inadequate actions implemented by men on the territory since VIRMAT can restore the environmental balance and the required safety conditions.
Since the product features practicality and lightness, the utilisation in the urban planning field, providing low environmental impact works and amazing aesthetic results, is quite easy.
Utmost reinforcement of the terrain on the banks, since it acts, on the base level, as a barrier to the soil slipping, even before the terrain has been converted by VIRMAT to a green consistent layer.
In addition to the cost cutting and an easy installation, it also keeps perfectly together thin ground particles, seeds and fertilizers, guaranteeing the landscape improvement and the grass covering on the steep slopes.
The protection of waterways banks, irrigation and drainage channels from the water flowing is guaranteed in less demanding situations by VIRESCO and on all waterways banks by VIRMAT, even when the flow rate is up to 5 m/s.
Versatile and green from the very moment is laid down, it adapts perfectly to every environment, providing every architectural project with a natural and original grass lawn.
The grass shapes precisely itself to the banks of bunkers, ponds, hilly areas and all along the course surrounded with greenery.
Viresco biotextiles allow optimal grassing of parks and gardens. Ideal for landscape architecture.
With Viresco healthy and protected crops in an easy and ecological way
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