Tuff-N-Nuff™Rock Shield is a non-woven mat consisting of small diameter (approximately 0.050″) strands of flexible PVC. The strands are bonded to each other in a controlled, random pattern. Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rock Shield protects pipe coatings from direct impact during backfilling operations. It also provides longterm protection by keeping hard objects in the backfill away from the pipe coating during operation of the line. Tuff-N-Nuff™ protects the pipe coating from these abrasive objects as lateral and longitudinal movements occur. Can withstand temperatures of 350ºF Tear strength of 15 lb./inch Does not inhibit cathodic protection Choose from pads or rolls.


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Tuff-N-Nuff™ Rock Shield Advantages

Environmental & Pipe Friendly

Tuff-N-Nuff™ rock shield protects pipe coatings from rocky or harsh backfill during construction and throughout the life of the pipeline. The natural soil native to the trench can often be used for backfill, helping to ease the environmental impact from construction. Its random strand design has been proven to prevent shielding of cathodic protection systems, ensuring pipeline integrity is maintained.


Easy to Handle & Install

Tuff-N-Nuff™ is installed quickly and easily in the field with no expensive equipment required. Its flexible and light weight design was developed for cold weather conditions, making it ideal for all climates. It is custom cut in pads or rolls specific to the pipe diameter, saving time with no wastage.


Cost Effective

Tuff-N-Nuff™ reduces construction costs when compared to using select fill or sand padding and allows for faster project completion. When harsh conditions are encountered, Tuff-N-Nuff™ rockshield can be delivered and installed on-site and backfilling can commence immediately with screened native soil, keeping your project on budget and on-time.


Custom Rolls & Pads are available upon request.

Tuff-N-Nuff Rock Shield Rock Drop Test

Video Installing Tuff-N-Nuff Rock Shield



Don’t forget to order your 1″ tie down tape to keep Tuff N Nuff on the pipe.

A good rule of thumb: 1 case of tie down tape (1″ x 100 ft.) per pallet of TNN

P/N: TAPE3001201REN