Terra Novo's EarthGuard Fiber Matrix Receives Top Rating from AASHTO


Erosion- and sediment-control product manufacturer posts best score in third-party slope protection tests—solidifying its foothold as one of the highest performing products in the world

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2015)Terra Novo, a leading manufacturer of erosion- and sediment-control products, announces the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) through its National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) has evaluated EarthGuard Fiber Matrix, and deemed the product compliant with work plan requirements. EarthGuard FM – which posted one of the best results AASHTO has ever reported in slope protection tests – is now open for use in states where departments of transportation conform to NTPEP standards.

Terra Novo's EarthGuard Fiber Matrix, a hydraulically-applied erosion control product, demonstrated an outstanding soil protection rate and registered high effectiveness in reducing soil erosion. AASHTO’s testing of EarthGuard Fiber Matrix showed an exceptional general cover factor of 0.001 – an unprecedented score.

Compared to competitor products, EarthGuard FM achieved a 15-30 percent reduction in application rate, making the product an easy choice for any erosion-control project. The full results of the report can be viewed here.

AASHTO’s NTPEP product evaluation provides single source testing of common products used by departments of transportation manufactured to industry standards. NTPEP’s findings help state departments of transportation compare product performance.

“Our products provide a proven solution for soil erosion control at construction sites,” says Scott Harrison, president of Terra Novo. “Now, after emerging as a clear market leader with amongst the highest ever NTPEP test results, we are in an even better position to provide value to transportation improvement projects across the country.”

EarthGuard Fiber Matrix is a patented technology that provides extended erosion control protection in severe situations. This effective and cost-efficient hydraulically applied formulation has set a new standard for sprayed-on erosion control. It is chemically engineered to be effective while absorbing the impact of raindrops and providing immediate dust control, erosion control and soil stabilization until permanent vegetation is established or construction has resumed. Terra Novo’s patented, university-tested and worksite-proven products are distributed in all 50 states and Canada and are exported internationally. To learn more about Terra Novo’s family of green products, please visit www.terranovo.com.

ABOUT TERRA NOVO: Based in Bakersfield, Calif., Terra Novo is a leader in erosion- and sediment-control products, offering quality, cost-effective products that improve the industry and meet the needs of a quickly evolving market with proven solutions engineered to help customers achieve their environmental goals with significant cost savings. Company founder Scott Harrison drew from his own years of experience in agricultural soil conditioning and environmental testing to drive the company’s success. The company offers a complete array of product lines that address erosion control, reclamation, revegetation, agricultural efficiencies, dust suppression and water clarification for customers in a range of industries. Terra Novo’s EarthGuard, Floccin, SoilMAX, Agriflo, DustCap, DustControl DG and AquaGuard product lines are patented, university-tested and worksite-proven, helping customers meet strict state and federal regulations using cost-effective, best-management-practice solutions. Every user-friendly product is designed with the installer in mind and formulated to work to customers’ highest standards while delivering enormous product and labor savings. For more information, please visit www.terranovo.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Terra Novo by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.