Advanced Building Materials is your source for:

  • Woven and non-woven geotextiles

  • Erosion control blankets

  • Gabion baskets

  • Geogrids and Combigrids

  • Geocells

  • Coir logs

  • Flexible concrete erosion control mats

  • Silt socks

  • Permeable paving solutions


Advanced Building Materials Inc. maintains one of the largest inventories of medium- and high-strength woven and non-woven geotextile fabrics in South-Western Ontario. Geotextiles can be used for road construction, parking lots, job site access, shoreline protection and drainage ditches. Our materials come in various sizes to suit your job requirements and different grades to meet your construction demands.

Erosion Control Blankets

Erosion control blankets are used to prevent surface erosion and accelerate the establishment of vegetation. Blankets can be made of straw, coconut fiber, or a combination of both materials. Typically, blankets are intended for the following applications:

  • Slope protection

  • Channel and ditch linings

  • Reservoir embankments and spillways

  • Culvert inlets and outfalls

  • Dikes, levees and riverbanks


Geoweb is a light-weight, flexible, polyethylene confinement system consisting of three-dimensional cells in a honeycomb-like structure. Geoweb creates an economical erosion barrier or structural foundation.
It can be very successfully utilized in ground stabilization for temporary/ permanent roads, as Geoweb is effective in distributing applied loads over a large surface. It significantly reduces pressure applied to the subgrade by loads exerted on the top surface of the cells. Because the cell walls resist lateral movement, Geoweb can transform poor quality infills into stable load bearing surfaces.
It is also excellent when used in erosion control for slopes. Using vegetated soils, Geoweb improves the performance of slopes by protecting and reinforcing the root zones and directing hydraulic flows over the top of the cells. For slopes with granular fill, Geoweb improves the performance by controlling the migration of fills. This is accomplished by dissipating hydraulic energy in and underneath the cells and by confining the fill material within the cells.


A geogrid is geosynthetic material used to reinforce soils and similar materials. Geogrids are commonly used to reinforce retaining walls, as well as subbases or subsoils below roads or structures. Soils pull apart under tension; compared to soil, geogrids are strong in tension.
If you require design work for your construction project, feel free to call and we will make sure that your road design meets the requirements of your project.

Silt Socks

Silt Socks are an environmentally-friendly product used for erosion control, sediment control, perimeter control, slope interruption and waterway protection. They’re made of long, durable woven fabric tubes filled with recycled wood chips, and are a superior alternative to fencing-type products. Once staked in place they serve as filters for runoff water, and provide a cost effective solution for diverting clean water and trapping sediment.

Coir Mats and Coir Logs

Coir mats and logs are used for slope and channel stabilization, stream and riverbank stabilization, wetland construction, dams, detention ponds, highway and rail embankments, mining operations and landfills, ski slopes and ski lift tracks, pipelines, high altitude planting reservoirs and construction sites. Some features of coir mats and logs include:

  • Coir mat erosion control mattings are made from coir fiber which is 100% natural, organic, biodegradable and safe to wildlife

  • Available in rolls up to 4 meter (13.1 ft) wide without stitched seams

  • More flexible than mattings made from bristle coir fiber. This characteristic allows coir mat to interface with the soil surface

  • High tensile strength and durability makes it suitable for the most severe erosion control problems

  • Easy to install

  • Three to six years longevity to allow for full vegetation establishment

Gabion Baskets

Gabion baskets are wire mesh containers made from double-twisted, hexagonal-woven wire mesh. Once assembled, the baskets are filled on-site with durable stone in order to create flexible, permeable, monolithic structures.
Gabions can be used to create:

  • Erosion protection structures

  • Weirs

  • Soil retaining walls (gravity and MSE)

  • Culvert headwalls

Gabion structures are able to develop and integrate with the surrounding environment, permitting the preservation or restoration of the natural environment.
The filtering capability of the rock fill allows the soil, water, air, and plant life to interact naturally. Plant life can be developed even quicker by designing steps between each vertical layer creating planting shelves. As gabions provide a completely natural look, they have also used by architects as decorative elements of the landscape.

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