Implementing effective erosion control for your site
Although it may be an often-overlooked duty when preparing a site for development, construction or renovation, setting up your erosion control measures is extremely important, with many local councils enforcing it in order to reduce pollution and protect the environment. But there are many different ways that you can implement erosion control, with each method varying in its effectiveness. In order to make the process less confusing, we’ve put together some extremely successful methods that you can use to make your site environmentally friendly.
With new homes and new roads popping up all over Sydney, there is a lot of pollution coming from those new housing estates. For those who work on those sites, the ability to control the flow of pollution from erosion control is lost as soon as the pollution meets the drain, where it makes its way back into Sydney’s waterways.
One way to prevent this from happening is to place geotextile barriers before any drain openings, which creates a barrier between any liquid-borne pollution and the drain opening. Geotextile barriers are made out of polypropylene fibre, which is designed to filter out any pollution from the water it’s being held in. As a result, geotextile barriers are a perfect way to reduce pollution without inundating the roads with water.
If you’re looking to control erosion in a less built-up environment, such as wetlands or a riverbank, you’ll need a solution that is not only effective, but also environmentally friendly. In this case, coir logs are the perfect product. Coir logs are designed to fill in the gaps in erosion control that would normally be filled by vegetation.
Coir logs are made entirely from coconut fibres, meaning that they can be blend in with their surroundings and provide structure to any plant life that ends up going around them. Coir logs also have very few installation and maintenance requirements – just place them where they need to go, and they’ll do the rest.
Like coir logs, coir matting is made entirely from coconut fibre, which means that it’s perfect if you need to implement any erosion control measures within a natural environment. But, unlike coir logs, coir matting is designed to control erosion over a much larger area by adding strength to the ground it’s placed on. As well as providing strength to its surroundings, coir matting also encourages plant growth and provides the earth with some resistance against the temperature and wind.
If done properly, your erosion control measures should make your site both environmentally friendly and council-friendly. If you need effective erosion control solutions, talk to All Stake Supply. We’re amongst Sydney’s leaders in erosion control, and we supply high-quality erosion control equipment, such as geotextile barriers and coir matting. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call on 1300 130 123 today.