Erosion Control

Erosion control involves the protection of vulnerable ground from factors such as heavy wind or rain that could result in soil migration and ground erosion in a range of different settings such as agriculture, temporary works and watercourse embankment. Stratec’s erosion control products include Biodegradable and Permanent Erosion Blankets.

Erosion Blankets

Erosion Blankets are mats that are used in areas of exposed soil in order to protect the ground beneath them from possible further soil migration and erosion. There are four different types of Erosion Blanket, both permanent and biodegradable.

Erosion Blankets work by protecting the ground beneath them from weather conditions like heavy snow, rain, and wind with the end goal of helping to re-establish vegetation, which acts as a natural protection barrier for soil and helps prevent erosion.

They work by slowing the rate at which water passes over them which in turn helps prevent the soil being washed away and causing silt formation. They also retain water which helps establish vegetation at an increased rate.

Type 1 Blankets are low-cost biodegradable mats made from woven jute and breakdown over 1-2 years, while Type 2 blankets are made of coir mesh and degrade over 2-3 years. Type 4 Blankets are thicker and made of 100% coir or a mix of coir and straw stitched together between two binding layers of photodegradable polymer mesh. These can last from 2-3 years.

  • Steep Slopes
  • Embankments
  • Exposed ground

Permanent Erosion Blankets

Permanent Erosion Blankets do not decompose and provide                long-term erosion control solutions for installations.

Most mats have netting on both sides, with the fibre material contained between the layers. The double-sided design              ensures the fibres remain securely attached and do not move            from the original placement site.

Type 3 Erosion Blankets, also called Turf Reinforcement Mats,              are typically made from polypropylene. They have a closely                packed matrix of fibres which are thermally bonded together              to create a tough and flexible membrane, that is backfilled                  with soil after installation. These are permanent solutions and                  can last for up to 25 years.  

  • Steep Slopes
  • Embankments
  • Exposed ground

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