Erosion Control Wetland Restoration

Erosion Control Blankets

Hello. I am in need of erosion control wetland restoration materials. I think that I will require several erosion control mats, but I'm unsure of how to determine which one will be best in my location?

erosion control matDue to the natural environment that typically surrounds a wetland area, the most common erosion control option is a product that is made from a natural material such as coconut coir. Unlike other fabric materials, these coir products will naturally biodegrade over a period of time leaving the surrounding soils enriched.

Choosing this type of erosion control material can provide you with a stabilized erosion control area that will not bring additional harm to the surrounding environment. Located on the Wetland Restoration Page you will find several erosion control materials that are frequently used during wetland restoration projects.


The Coir Erosion Control Mat

One of the most common products used in erosion control wetland restoration is an coir erosion control mat or blanket. These coir materials are made using a combination of mattress coir and coir twine.

erosion and sediment control matsMattress coir is placed within the coir twine netting which has been weaved on different intervals. Typically, the larger the weave opening is on your mat, the lower the strength of the mat.

All coir materials are derived from the husks of coconuts. These shavings are taken and soaked in water for extended periods of time to increase the strength of the coir. This means that any coir product will provide extended strength and will typically last anywhere from four to six years (4-6 yrs).


Coir Matting Options

Coir mats are typically made from the same materials, but will vary based on their packing density, the size of the weave openings, and the weight. The following can be used as a general guide to some of the differences you may find in these mats:

  • Coir Mat 40: Weight of 460 g/sq. m
    • Lighter Strength Mat
    • Recommended Flow of 8 fps
    • Openings of 0.75" x 0.75"
    • Recommended Slope of 2:1

  • Coir Mat 60: Weight of 600 g/sq. m
    • Medium Strength Erosion Control
    • Recommended Flow of 10 fps
    • Openings of 0.75" x 0.5"
    • Recommended Slope of 2:1

  • Coir Mat 90: Weight of 980 g/sq. m
    • High Strength Mat
    • Recommended Flow of 16 fps
    • Openings of 0.3" x 0.5"
    • Recommended Slope of 1:1

Also available for Wetland Restoration are several other coir materials including a weed mat, coir plantbed and coir pillow.

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