All About Tree Service Daily

How and what to do with an erosion control blanket?

Mar 28


What is an erosion control blanket?

A blanket for erosion control is made up of synthetic or natural fibers that shield soil from the destructive effects of rainwater flow and rain. It can be found in channels and slopes. Wind, rain, and extreme weather can all contribute to erosion.

These mats function as mulch that retains moisture, which allows the more effective development of plants. These mats can also cover areas that aren't covered with mulch and stop soil shifting. They promote plant growth. Sometimes erosion control blankets can be described as rolls, erosion controls fabrics, pre-seeded erosion control mat, and netting.

What is the expected life span of an erosion control blanket?

The environment will determine the type of blanket that you choose. Certain blankets are more efficient and will last for a shorter time. They are made of agricultural straw and biodegradable mesh that is sewn. The blanket can be used for up to one year. There are heavier blankets made of the same material wood shavings, wood shavings, or other natural fibers. The blankets with extended lengths can safeguard an area for up to two years. These blankets are heavier and include more materials such as straw, coconut fibers, and polypropylene nets. Turf reinforcement mats are yet another term used to describe permanent blankets. These mats can withstand extreme conditions, such as slopes, beaches, and river banks.


Are erosion control blankets needed?

The soil's conditions, slope and length, shear stress, and the kind of protection needed for planting desired vegetation are all elements that affect the choice of blankets to control erosion. There are many uses of these products, ranging from temporary to permanent. Check the manufacturer's specifications to select the appropriate blanket.


How do I install an erosion control blanket?

The ECB type shown on the drawings must be installed after completing an area for seeding and grading. Follow the manufacturer's directions to install.


Installation of erosion control blankets is easy. Water must not pool on top of the blankets. Put a swale down the summit of the slope. To make a trench line, you need to lay the top edge of the material. To secure the seam, you need to fold the top edge in half and staple. Fill the trench with soil until it is at the initial level needs to be placed underneath the blanket with the edge facing upwind. This will make sure that the soil erosion blanket remains in place.


To be successful, the correct installation is essential. To ensure fabric works, it must constantly contact the soil. Fabric that is placed over soil voids will not stop erosion. It is recommended to put the fabric in areas that are as smooth as possible. It is not easy to install this product in areas that have rough or rock-like topography or down wood. Galvanized landscaping staples are utilized to install mats. 6" staples will be sufficient for most uses. Biodegradable stakes made out of either corn or wood could be used.

Use an erosion control blanket to cover the region

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 the areas damaged by sand. Attach the blankets using a secure pin. Replace or reposition any blankets that are damaged or displaced.


To ensure mat-to-soil contact, It is recommended that mats be examined every 2 to 3 months after the installation. Check the mat for indications of a plant material that is inhibiting. The mats may also stop runners from spreading species. To facilitate the process of allowing people to apply the mat, you could remove the mat.


Is it possible to remove an erosion control blanket?

It is important to think about the project goals when picking natural fiber products. For instance, the mat should be allowed to break down within a reasonable timeframe and not require removal. Most erosion control blankets should remain in place and are designed to diminish slowly.

For more information please visit:,180,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x2398390987e79aef!2sECCO+LLC!8m2!3d39.2169175!4d-104.7253374!3m4!1s0x0:0x2398390987e79aef!8m2!3d39.2169175!4d-104.7253374

4746 Desperado Way, Parker, CO 80134

pre-seeded erosion control matting