Total System Services
This slope had been designed for a concrete block with cable system to stabilize the slope and resist periodic flooding controlled by dams upstream. The client wanted the beauty of a grass reinforced slope to complement the large grass areas between their corporate offices and the river. Installation of Slopetame2 came in at one third the cost of the concrete system, encouraging the Contractor to be able to replace the total area twice if lost to floods, at the same cost. Existing soils consisted mostly of construction debris. Large objects were removed, then a sand cap was place over the slope for uniformity. Slopetame2 was placed and anchored with Duckbill anchors looped over lengths of rebar laid between rows of rings, alternating direction along the slope. Sand was used to fill the Slopetame2 surface, and then overlaid with Bermuda grass sod. Roots reached a depth of about 6” within one month. Slopetame2 withstood two floods - a ten year flood, 24.4 ft (March 2001) and a 100 year flood at 38.53 ft. (May 2003). “It nice to know you don't have to worry about your riverbank washing away" – Debbie Avery, TSY
1601 First Avenue, Columbus, GA 31902
2750 m2, 29,602 sf
Change order by our rep MCCA
Beers Construction (Job 6022), 70 Ellis St. NE, Atlanta, GA 3030
View looking north toward railroad bridge. Slopetame2 was installed from the concrete walkway down the slope. The rings, grid and fabric backing of Slopetame2 provide a structure for the Bermuda to knit into, forming a one piece unit for the entire installation.
Looking down river with Total System Services headquarters in the background. This area provides a park setting for employees and extends the river walk. Section near the vehicular bridge showing the clock tower. The Bermuda grass is well established over the entire installation.
Installation photo showing the Slopetame2 mats as on interconnected unit. Male and female connectors easily secure one roll to an adjacent roll.
The Slopetame2 rings are filled with one inch of sand.
Additonal photo of Sllopetame2 in 38.53 ft of water. Slopetame2 withstood stream flow of 118,000 cf/sec and a velocity of 6.08 ft/sec.
Sod is placed to finish off the project.
100 year flood stage, May 2003. “It nice to know you don't have to worry about your riverbank washing away" – Debbie Avery, TSYS