What is RockStop™ made from?
RockStopTM is a non-woven geotextile fabric manufactured from short staple polypropylene and polyester fiber. This rock shield is specially formulated with UV resistant materials to ensure pipeline protection in a wide range of construction environments. RockStop™ is routinely tested to ASTM standards and is manufactured in ISO:9001 rated North American facilities to guarantee its strength, durability and longevity.
What sizes can RockStop™ be purchased in?
RockStop™ rockshield is available in rolls and pads convenient for every size of pipeline and can also be custom cut to order. RockStop™ rockshield can also be purchased in ‘Master Rolls’ for longer stretches of pipeline requiring protection from rocks. For a chart of all available and stocked sizes, please request a product brochure.
Does the RockStop™ hold moisture against the pipeline coating?
RockStop™ permeability is designed to react similarly the surrounding soil and will dry out as the soil does.
How long does it take to dry out?
After backfilling, RockStop™ will dry out as quickly as the surrounding soil. RockStop™ hydrate conductivity is similar to a sand.
Does RockStop™ interfere with cathodic protection systems?
No. RockStop™ is totally compatible with all cathodic protection systems.
Can you install RockStop™ with filament tape like other rockshields?
Yes. We also recommend considering RockStop™ QuikStrips for their shear and peel strength. Our quickest and strongest installation method would be heat-welding using a RockStop™ heat gun. Heat welding with a RockStop™ heat gun adheres RockStop™ in seconds with a permanent seal that is safe to pipeline coatings. Please contact a PipeSak representative for more information
Do you rent or sell the bars used to install the larger sized rolls?
Both! Please contact a PipeSak representative for more details.