It can be a little confusing figuring out where to start if you're new to using erosion control blankets on your project. What type of erosion control blanket (ECB) do you need? How do you install it? Here we'll walk through the basics of getting started with ECBs. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to roll out your ECBs quickly and get your project up and running.
How to Choose An Erosion Control Blanket
Erosion control blankets can protect the landscape of different soil types and different projects. So, before you select one for your work site, there are a few things to consider.
Erosion control blankets are made from various materials suited for different soil types. Research which erosion control blankets work best with the type of soil on your construction job and make your selection based on that. For example, if you're working with sandy soil, you'll want to choose a blanket made from natural fibers. These fibers will help hold the sand in place, preventing erosion.
Evaluate the climate in the area where you'll be using the erosion control blanket. Erosion control blankets are designed for different environments, from hot and dry to cold and wet. Also think about how wind erosion may affect your project. You'll want to choose an erosion control blanket suited for the climate you're working in. But, examine not just the weather during the project but also the area's seasonal environment. The erosion control blanket should be able to stand up to whatever weather conditions are common in the area once the job is complete.
ECBs are available in various sizes, from small rolls used for light erosion to large rolls designed for heavy erosion. Erosion control blankets are also made for distinct erosion levels. Choose the size that's right for your project.
Tips For Installation
Once you've chosen the proper erosion control blanket for your project, it's time to install it.
Do You Need to Remove the Erosion Control Blanket?
Erosion control blankets are designed to be temporary solutions for erosion. These blankets are typically developed to remain in place and degrade over time. So, they should break down on their own in the appropriate time frame.
How Can You Choose the Best Soil Stabilizer for Your Project?
If you are looking for an erosion control partner, contact Environmental Products and Applications, Inc. We are the leading global soil stabilization company that offers lab-tested advanced polymer-based erosion and dust control products.
Contact us to find out how our products can help you reduce the costly problems caused by erosion.