Soil erosion can be caused by many different factors such as rain runoff, water, and wind erosion, foot traffic, and wildlife. We can provide a range of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable erosion control matting which have been developed over many years of usage in a wide variety of solutions, which means that every type of erosion problem can be solved quickly and cost-effectively, installing with a number of fixing options best suited to specific applications.
Biodegradable ECBs (Erosion Control Blankets) are designed to provide slope protection whilst vegetation is establishing, once establishment has taken place the blanket will naturally break down and become part of the natural vegetation. Our natural erosion control range includes matting made from hessian, straw, jute, and coir which are environmentally friendly solutions suited for basic erosion requirements right through to the most severe applications. Both un-seeded in a variety of blankets and meshes that vary in material and lifespan are available and pre-seeded with a choice of seed mix which speeds up the process for a quicker installation, the different fibre combinations and reinforced meshes offer short, medium, and long-term degradations (up to 60 months).
Permanent erosion control blankets and meshes are used on sites requiring longer-lasting protection for more difficult to vegetate soils. These three-dimensional turf reinforcement mats manufactured from UV stable polypropylene act as an artificial root system, stabilising topsoil while vegetation establishes, and then providing long-term turf reinforcement. Predominantly intended for embankment and channel applications and ideal for use in areas that may be subject to foot traffic or mowing. In severe applications, blankets resistant to environmental and climatic conditions can be supplied providing high strength, durability and turf reinforcement with a design life of up to 50 years.
Silt fences are woven, UV stable, porous temporary sediment barriers used on construction sites to control the movement of soil during groundworks. Their purpose is to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and seas trapping harmful silt through settlement and filtration before it leaves the site.
The benefits of silt fences are increasingly becoming recognised in Britain. The Environment Agency/SEPA Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG5) now recommend the use of silt fences to reduce silt transport from exposed ground and stockpiles.