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When and How to Use an Erosion Control Blanket?

Mar 28

 

What is an erosion control blanket?

An erosion control blanket is constructed of synthetic or natural fibers. It shields the soil from the harmful effects of rainfall and rainwater flow. It is located in channels as well as on slopes. Wind, rain, and extreme weather can all contribute to erosion.

These mats act as a mulch that retains moisture, which allows the better establishment of plants. These mats can also cover areas of land that aren't covered with mulch and stop soil shifting. They encourage the growth of plants. Sometimes, erosion control blankets may also be referred to as rolls, erosion controls fabrics, pre-seeded erosion control matting, and netting.

 

What is the lifespan of a blanket to control erosion?

The environment will determine the kind of blanket you choose. Specific blankets are quicker and will last for a shorter time. They are made from agricultural straw and biodegradable mesh, sewn together. The blanket can last for at least one year. It is possible to purchase heavier blankets made of the same material as wood shavings, wood shavings, and other natural fibers. Extended-length blankets can safeguard an area for up two years. These blankets weigh more, are more expensive, and have more materials like straw, coconut fibers, and polypropylene nets. Turf reinforcement mats are a different name for permanent blanket options. These blankets can withstand extreme conditions, such as slopes, beaches, and river banks.

 

When are erosion control blankets suitable?

The soil conditions along with slope and length shear stress and the type of protection required for planting desired vegetation are all elements that affect the selection of blankets to control erosion. They can be utilized for various reasons, ranging from temporary to long-term. To select the right blanket type, look up the specifications offered by the manufacturer.

 

How do you set up an erosion control blanket

The ECB model shown on the drawings must be installed following the completion of a phase for grading and seeding. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer to install.

 

It is very easy to install erosion control blankets. The water shouldn't pool on top of the blankets. Create a swale on the slope's top. To line, the trench lay the top edge into the material. Fold the top edge over and staple it to seal the seam. Fill in the trench using soil until it is at the initial level. You'll need to place the blanket under the edge of the blanket upwards. It will ensure that the soil erosion blanket remains in the correct position.

A proper installation is crucial to a successful installation. To ensure that the fabric is working the way it should, it must remain in constant contact with the soil. Fabric stretched across soil voids will not stop erosion. It is recommended to install them as level as you can. This product is challenging to install in rough or rocky terrain or down wood areas. Galvanized landscaping staples are utilized for mats. 6" staples are sufficient for most uses. Biodegradable stakes made from either corn or wood could be used.



Use an erosion control blanket to protect the area

Every week, you should check the area for the possibility of stormwater runoff. Repair slope erosion. Repair undermining beneath blankets. Take the blankets off and fill in areas that have been damaged by sand. Then, secure the blankets by securing them tightly. Replace or reposition any blankets that have become damaged or displaced.

 

To ensure mat-to-soil contact, mats are recommended to be tested every 3 to 6 months following the installation. Check the mat for indications that hinder plant growth. The mats can also prevent runners from spreading the species. To facilitate the process of allowing people to apply the mat, you could take the mat off.

 

Is it possible to remove an erosion control blanket?

It is crucial to consider the project's goals when picking natural fiber products. The mat must be given enough time to decay and should not be removed. Most erosion control blankets should remain in place and are made to diminish gradually.

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4746 Desperado Way, Parker, CO 80134
720-900-9810

pre-seeded erosion control matting