Which erosion control product is right for me?4 mins read
Erosion control is one of the most important things that you need control of when working on land restoration projects. However, soil erosion can present itself in different ways. This means there isn’t one erosion control product that can fix every type of soil erosion.
If you’re looking to prevent soil erosion of sloped land, coir matting is the perfect erosion control product. The matting is a weaved sheet of completely biodegradable coconut fibre. It is designed to provide additional strength to the soil to prevent any further erosion, while it also helps encourage and support the growth of new plant life.
Coir matting is biodegradable however, it is a permanent solution. When installed correctly it will provide long-lasting protection against erosion.
Geotextile is made up of non-woven fabric and is available in two different forms – filter tubes and filter fabric. Both are used to combat soil erosion but in different ways.
Geotextile fabric is used to stabilise soil and prevent erosion from wind and water. The fabric is porous and allows the natural flow of water while holding the soil in place. This will help to prevent any further damage from soil erosion.
Geotextile tubes are designed to combat one of the biggest problems of soil erosion – sediment runoff, which happens when the eroding soil washes away. The sediment is generally washed away in the water and into stormwater drains. The tubes are used to prevent sediment from entering nearby drains and reduce pollution to natural water sources.
Similar to coir matting, jute matting is made of a completely natural fabric, which is designed to prevent the growth of weeds, as well as to help control erosion. As the matting is porous, water and air still pass through. It provides support for the growth of new plants while restricting the growth of weeds.
Jute matting is also used on sand dunes to help with land care erosion control. It is used to protect the sand movement underneath while allowing the natural fauna to grow and inhibiting weed growth.
Many native plants require a lot of water to grow properly. As a result, many native plants have root systems that are designed to quickly spread out in order to source more water.
The root growth of some plants can become invasive. This means the roots spread where they encroach on other plants stealing their water and nutrients. Invasive roots can also spread under paths, driveways and building structures, potentially causing lifting or cracking of concrete and damage to foundations.
Root barriers are easy to install and inhibit the spread of roots by forcing them to grow in a downward direction. Barriers are best installed when the plant or tree is young.
If you have an established tree causing issues from its invasive roots, contact an arborist for advice on the best way to maintain the health of your tree, while containing the root spread.
These are just some of the products that you can use in order to prevent erosion control. If you’ve identified your issue with erosion control and you need high-quality erosion control products for your project, talk to All Stake Supply. We’ve got an extensive range of erosion control products and we will work with you to ensure that you get the right items for your project.
Sand bags can be used in many areas to prevent and control erosion. The most common use for sand bags is water redirection. They also provide a barrier to prevent the runoff of topsoil into storm water drains and nearby waterways.
Use sand bags to create small retaining walls where eroded soil is creating ledges. The bags will support the soil until a more permanent solution can be installed.
These are just some of the products that you can use in order to prevent soil erosion. If you need high-quality erosion control products for your project, talk to All Stake Supply.
We’ve got an extensive range of erosion control products and we will work with you to ensure that you get the right items for your project. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call on 1300 130 123 today.