Erosion Control Material
Biodegradable Fabric Options for Erosion Control
Erosion control material options include several different biodegradable fabrics for natural stabilization and bank reinforcement. Made from a wide range of natural fibers, these blankets have been constructed using any of the following materials:
- Coconut Coir Fibers
- Wood Fibers
- Straw/Coco Blends
Each of these options creates a biodegradable framework for stabilizing locations and controlling erosion.
Erosion Control Options
For use in erosion control applications, each of these fibers are then built into an erosion control product. Fabrics may be laid out flat to create matting or blankets, or bunched into a log form to create stabilization along banks and shore lines. Some of the most common erosion control products you will find these fibers being used in include the following:
- Erosion Control Logs: Densely packed logs can be filled with coir or straw fibers. Logs are designed to be robust to hold up in demanding locations such as high flows or steep banks.
- Erosion Control Mats: Erosion control mats are another favorite for erosion control and often feature blends of either coconut coir, straw, or wood fiber blends. Mats will vary in strength depending on the type of material they are constructed from. Higher strength mats will typically be built from the tough coir fiber, while shorter term erosion may use straw or coco-straw blends.
- Erosion Control Wattles: Another similar erosion control product is one of our erosion control wattles. While not as densely packed as one of our logs, these wattles are designed to filter out sediment and sand from stormwater runoff.
Erosion Control Applications
Erosion control products can be used in several different applications to help stabilize soil and facilitate vegetation. Some of the most common locations where these materials have been used include the following:
- Hillside Erosion Control
- Bank Stabilization
- Stream Restoration
- Slope Reinforcement
- Wetland Restoration