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When and How to Use an Erosion Control Blanket?

Mar 28

What is an erosion control blanket?

A blanket for erosion control is comprised of synthetic or natural fibers that protect soil from the destructive consequences of water flow and rain. It can be found in channels and on slopes. It can be caused by rain, wind, and severe weather.

These mats function as mulch and retain moisture, which allows for the better development of plants. They are also able to cover land areas that aren't covered by mulch and to prevent shifting of soil. They promote plant growth. Sometimes, erosion control blankets are known as rolls or erosion control fabrics, pre-seeded erosion control matting, netting, and blankets.

What is the expected lifespan of the blanket used to control erosion?

The environment you live in will affect the type of blanket you select. Certain blankets are more efficient and last for a shorter time. They are made of straw from the agricultural sector and a biodegradable mesh woven together. The blanket is able to be used for as long as one year. It is possible to purchase more robust blankets that are made of the same material, wood shavings or other fibers that are natural. The blankets with extended lengths can safeguard an area for up two years. These blankets are heavier, more costly, and contain more materials like straw, coconut fibers and polypropylene nets. Turf reinforcement mats are a different option for permanent blankets. These blankets can withstand extreme conditions, such as slopes beaches, and river banks.


Are erosion control blankets necessary?

The soil's condition along with slope and length shear stress and the kind of protection needed to plant the desired plants are all factors that influence the selection of erosion control blankets. These products can be used for many purposes, ranging from temporary to long-term. To choose the correct blanket, look up the specifications offered by the company that makes it.


How to set up an erosion control blanket?

After completing an entire phase of grading or seeding following the completion of the grading or seeding phase, the ECB model shown on the plans must be put in place. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation.


It is easy to put up erosion control blankets. It is important that water doesn't collect over the blankets. Place a swale on the top of the slope. Then, lay the upper edge of the material in the trench and make a line. To ensure the seam is secured you need to fold the top edge in half before securing it to the place. Fill in the trench with soil until it is at the level of the initial. You'll need to place the blanket underneath the edge of the blanket upwind. This will ensure that the soil erosion blanket remains in the correct position.


The correct installation is vital to success. In order to ensure that fabric functions properly, it should remain in constant contact with the soil. Fabric that is stretched over gaps in the soil will not stop erosion. It is recommended to put them as evenly as possible. It is challenging to install in areas of uneven or rocky topography or down-wood. To install mats, you will need galvanized landscaping staples. For the majority of applications 6-inch staples will suffice. You could also make use of biodegradable wood stakes or corn-based stakes.

The area is covered by a blanket to control erosion

Each week, look over the area for the runoff of stormwater. Repair slope erosion. Repair undermining beneath blankets. Get rid of the blankets and fill the eroded regions with sand. Secure the blankets with a secure pin. Replace or move the blankets that are damaged or displaced.


Mats must be inspected every two to three months throughout the first year of installation to ensure that they have good mat-to- soil contact. Look for any indications that hinder plant growth. They can also hinder runners from spreading species. You can also remove the mat in order to allow people to apply.


Can you remove the blanket that controls erosion?

When selecting a natural fiber product It is crucial to consider project goals. For example, the mat should be allowed to degrade within a time frame that is suitable, and not require removal. Typically, erosion control blankets are left in place and are designed to allow for the gradual degrading.

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