All About Protex™: US FUSION’s Unique Erosion Control System

September 12, 2022

Erosion control is a critical element of every large-scale construction project. It keeps your project safe from external threats like wind, water, and sediment erosion, and it could keep the environment protected from any threats introduced by your process, such as hazardous chemicals and substances. 

At US FUSION, we’re passionate about erosion control and doing work in the safest way possible. We’re proud to offer one of the most durable, versatile erosion control systems on the market: Protex™

Read on for more details on Protex™, what it’s used for, and how it can work for you. 

What Is Protex™?

Protex™ is US FUSION’s solution to erosion control using fabric formed concrete. Our experience and ability to provide the premier solution to each application is what makes Protex™ one of the most reliable, stable, and long-lasting erosion control solutions on the market. 

Protex™ can replace traditional types of erosion control methods like riprap, sheet pile, wire containment baskets, concrete slope paving, hard armoring systems, and precast block mats. 

Here are some of Protex™’s  highly prized features and capabilities: 

  • Custom fabric forms pumped with fine grout
  • No additional forming or finishing is required
  • Variety of styles and thicknesses for any application
  • Primed for precise placement
  • Ideal for underwater installation
  • Gentle and safe installation for geomembrane protection

What Erosion Control Applications Is Protex™ Used For? 

Just like any other erosion control system, Protex™ is critical in preventing wind, water, and sediment erosion from disrupting your project and the environment around it. It can be used to stabilize slopes, manage stormwater runoff, avoid water pollution, build protection berms, and safeguard liner systems and pipelines. Protex™ can be installed temporarily while a construction project is underway, or it can be installed permanently for long-term erosion control. 

Some more specific examples of Protex™ erosion control applications include: 

  • Dam face and spillway protection
  • Impermeable linings for ponds and canals
  • Wastewater basins
  • Underwater pipeline protection
  • Wharf and dock armoring
  • Shoreline and seawall restoration

This is by no means an exhaustive list of Protex™ applications. To learn more about what applications our clients trust Protex™ for, check out our Protex™ brochure

5 Benefits of the Protex™ Erosion Control System

Installing any type of erosion control system would be a beneficial move for your construction project — but what exactly makes Protex™ stand out among the rest? These are its main five benefits. 

1. Unmatched Erosion Control

For reliable erosion control, there’s no better solution than Protex™ from US FUSION. Fabric-formed concrete, especially when combined with other erosion control solutions, is one of the most durable materials out there — and at US FUSION, we’ve mastered the installation process. We’ve made a promise to always put safety first, and our Protex™ application helps us keep that promise.

2. Heavy-Duty Strength & Long-Term Durability

Protex™ is designed for maximum strength and stability for both temporary and permanent applications. You won’t find a higher-performing solution. 

Protex™ can even outlast grouted riprap. It’s a bit lower-profile as well, so you don’t have to worry about any eyesores next to your modernized construction. 

3. Simple & Quick Installation

Some erosion control systems can take weeks to install, setting your project timelines back considerably. That’s not a problem with Protex™. 

With the help of the erosion control experts at US FUSION, Protex™ can be installed on your timeline. Protex™ installation doesn’t require any heavy machinery or cranes and can be done anywhere — even in underwater or limited-access locations. This often reduces our project timelines by months, since our operation can take place simultaneous to other project tasks. 

4. Environmentally Friendly Design

Protex™ is made from sustainable, low-impact materials that can last on your construction site for years. Plus, its entire purpose is to prevent environmental damage caused by erosion, pollutants, etc. It’s a solution that helps you and helps the world around you. 

5. Reduced Material & Labor Cost

Protex™’s great features and capabilities can significantly reduce your overall project costs. Since its makeup is so strong and durable, you can use less of it than you would with traditional erosion control system materials. Also, since you can trust a Protex™ system to last for years, you won’t need to worry about constant replacement costs. 

Ready to See What the Protex™ Erosion Control System Can Do For You?

In search of a high-quality, long-lasting erosion control system for your specialty construction application? Choose Protex™ from US FUSION. With superior technology and versatile features, it will provide the stability you need to effectively keep environmental hazards at bay. Contact us online for more information.

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