Revetment Construction by Fabriform Process

by Bruce A. Lamberton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 49-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Fabriform process employs high strength, water-permeable synthetic fabric as a concrete forming material. Water/cement ratio is reduced by forcing vehicle water through fabric, causing substantial increase in strength and very rapid stiffening. Proper fabric design is essential to avoiding mortar loss. Applied to construction of erosion-control revetments, dual wall fabric is placed on the surface to be protected and filled with mortar. The two layers of fabric may be woven together at regular intervals to form filter points providing relief from hydrostatic uplift. A uniform cross section is also available, containing internal fiber reinforcing.

Subject Headings: Fabrics | Revetments | Construction management | Materials processing | Mortars | Synthetic materials | Strength of materials | Vehicles

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