Concrete Canvas vs EARTHLOK

EARTHLOK is a more versatile solution than concrete canvas for erosion control applications.


EARTHLOK products are a revolutionary technology, made in Victoria and available across Australia, offering a great alternative to traditional erosion control products.


As an alternative to concrete canvas, EARTHLOK is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and can be used in a wide variety of applications, from stabilising steep slopes to protecting embankments from the impact of water flow.

Contact us for a quote for Earthlok instead of concrete canvas.

Concrete Canvas - FAQs

What is the difference between EARTHLOK and concrete canvas?

Concrete canvas is a flexible rubber-based matting with an impregnated cement mixture. Once the matting is installed, water is applied to the cement mixture to harden it into concrete. 


EARTHLOK is a precast, flexible concrete revetment mattress that can be installed in the rain, unlike concrete canvas.


As EARTHLOK is a flexible concrete mattress, it enables it to move with ground movement, unlike concrete canvas that once cured is solidified and therefore has potential for cracking.


Both EARTHLOK and concrete canvas in Australia are simple to unroll and position as needed. As a concrete canvas alternative, EARTHLOK is fast to install, as up to 1000 m2 can be installed per day. 


Both EARTHLOK and concrete canvas are used for the prevention of erosion from weather or surface run-off in all suitable applications where vegetation and topsoil have been removed. However, EARTHLOK will enable vegetative growth (if desired), unlike concrete canvas. If desired, the vegetation root systems further anchor EARTHLOK to the application.

To learn more about EARTHLOK erosion solutions, please contact us for a quote. EARTHLOK as an alternative to concrete canvas is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, making us a market leader in the country for erosion protection products.

Expected lifespan of EARTHLOK vs concrete canvas

EARTHLOK has the durability to last for decades. 


Concrete canvas has an advertised expected lifespan of 50 years. EARTHLOK has an expected design lifespan of 100+ years in vegetative applications and 50+ years in non-vegetative.


The durability and long product lifespan of EARTHLOK is one factor that contributes to the sustainability of the product. 


EARTHLOK, unlike concrete canvas in Australia, has a Greenstar rating 3/4 due to recycled materials used during product manufacturing, it also has a longer product lifespan and low carbon footprint. Unlike concrete canvas, EARTHLOK meets Australian standards for AS4020 (for use in potable water applications). For civil engineering firms and local government bodies that have sustainability goals to meet, EARTHLOK products are the market leader in Australia.

To learn more about EARTHLOK as an alternative to concrete canvas in Australia that is more durable and has lower maintenance needs for years to come, contact the EARTHLOK team.

How is EARTHLOK more environmentally friendly than concrete canvas?

EARTHLOK is made from recycled materials and is a durable, long-lasting product. These factors contribute to making it much a more environmentally friendly choice than concrete canvas.


Because we work with recycled materials, EARTHLOK is a sustainably made product with a relatively low carbon footprint. It has a Greenstar rating of 3/4, designating it one of the most environmentally friendly erosion control solutions.


EARTHLOK is designed to be a long-lasting product that delivers powerful erosion control for decades without needing replacement. This durability makes it one of the most environmentally friendly products available for erosion control applications, as well as cost-effective.

EARTHLOK has played a key role in helping civil engineering firms and local governments work with sustainability targets they need to meet. Contact us for an innovative alternative to concrete canvas in Australia that’s affordable, durable and low-maintenance, as well as environmentally friendly. Also check out Rip Rap and Swale Drain pages.