Erosion control is often at the forefront of every construction project. Project managers are looking for ways to prevent sediment runoff which can cause delays and costly problems during construction. An erosion control blanket can offer unique benefits to construction projects across multiple industries and avoid the inconvenient consequences caused by erosion.
Erosion Control Blanket Basics
Erosion control blankets effectively prevent soil erosion by blanketing an area and protecting soil from sediment runoff and degradation. Erosion control blankets cover soil and support root-rich plants to grow. They are generally made of natural or biodegradable materials that allow water to permeate through into the soil.
What Projects Are Best For An Erosion Control Blanket?
Erosion control blankets are best suited to support newly seeded plants prior to full establishment. They are appropriate for any bare soil area that requires temporary protection from rain or wind erosion.
Erosion Control Blankets Can Be Effective
Erosion control blankets are commonly used on projects around slopes, stream banks, athletic fields, and ditches. When installed correctly, erosion control blankets effectively reduce wind and water erosion on any area of bare soil.
Natural vs. Synthetic
Erosion control blankets are either natural or synthetic fibers and rolled out onto soil like sod. Natural fibers include coir (coconut husks), jute, straw, excelsior, or a combination of these fibers. Several synthetic fabrics and materials are used to create erosion control blankets, but not all are suitable for all geographical areas.
Short-term or Long-term Erosion Control?
Choose suitable fibers and netting of your erosion control blanket for extended erosion protection. The mesh and fibers of erosion control blankets are designed in various ways that last from a few months to a few years. Erosion control blankets can be grouped in the below categories based on functional longevity:
Erosion Control Solutions
Many industries use erosion control methods to protect newly built structures, prevent soil displacement, assist landscaping, and control water flow. Erosion control blankets are one solution and can be the most effective when paired with other erosion control methods such as soil stabilization products.
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