Erosion Control Steep Slopes

Hello. I am looking for natural erosion control steep slopes compatible. Ideally, I am looking for a natural fiber (coir) product that can be placed on a 1:1 slopes. I require about 9000 sf and will then be planting beach grass and rosa rogusa plants in the are. Would coir be able to hold up in this setting with all the plants? Would I need to cut holes in the material for the plants?

coir erosion control matFor natural erosion control on steep slopes, a great option would be one of our Coir Erosion Control Mats. These matting materials are made from the all-natural coir fiber and come in different strengths depending on the weight of each individual mat.

For steeper areas, higher strength mats such as the Coir Mat 90 or the Coir Mat 70 will offer the best support. These erosion control mats feature higher weights that can handle steep slopes or larger water flows.

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Coir and Planting:

erosion control matsThe coir material is one of the best options for installing and securing plants in your area. In general, the coir mat typically features an open weave design. This means that each mat will feature a series of weave openings that provide access to the natural ground.

This makes the vegetation process easy as plants or seeds can be planted before mat installation to grow through the weaves. Plants may also be added after the mat has been installed directly through the weave openings.


Coir Mat Options

Options for the coir mat come in multiple sizes and vary in both size, weight, and weave opening.

  Coir Mat 90 Coir Mat 70
Weight 29 oz/SY 23 oz/SY

Weave Openings

0.3" x 0.5" 0.5" x 0.5"
Recommended Slope > 1:1 > 1:1
Recommended Flow 16 fps 12 fps
Recommended Shear Stress 5 lbs/sq. ft 4.5 lbs/sq. ft

From the table above you can see the different options for coir matting. If your area is also incurring a water flow, you might be able to determining the best option from this feature. If not, you might consider using the coir mat 70 with slightly larger openings to help with your plant installation.


Other Coir Mat Features & Benefits

Additional coir mat features and benefits include the following:

  • Lifespan for 4 to 6 years
  • Biodegradable (will slowly biodegrade and enrich surrounding soil)
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Several Matting Options

View all Erosion Control Mats for erosion control steep slopes control.

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