Erosion Control Coir Products
Coconut Fiber Mats, Logs, and Wattles
Coir products (also known as coconut fiber products) are natural and biodegradable solutions to erosion control in any environmentally sensitive location. Constructed from coconut fibers, our erosion control solutions provide natural support systems until vegetation is able to take root. Coconut fibers are known for their high strength and biodegradable nature, making them a favorite for wetlands, protected areas, and shorelines.
Coconut Fiber Products
Coconut fibers produce two different types of materials: mattress (typically used for filling) and twine (typically used for netting). These 100% natural fibers are the base for many of GEI Works' erosion control products including coir logs, mats, and wattles.
Need to control erosion near a riverbank? Visit our River Bank Erosion Control page to learn more.
Erosion Control Mats
Coconut Coir Mats are one of the most commonly used products for erosion control. Sometimes referred to as a biodegradable geotextile, these mats are available in a wide range of strengths to accommodate low level, medium, or steep slopes. Erosion mats will typically start at a rating of 400 gsm (grams per square meter) and go up in strength to as much as 1,000 gsm.
Logs and Wattles
For bank stabilization and support, Coconut Fiber Logs and Wattles are a more popular solution. These items can be installed in rows or in a line to provide support against flowing water, tides, or hillside erosion. Each erosion control product's base weight has been developed to suite many scenarios, and is ideally suited to provide shade, strength, ventilation, the ideal microclimate for rapid growth and establishment of new vegetation. Learn more about Coconut Coir Log Manufacturing.
Coir logs are available in several sizes. Read more about coir Bio Log Sizes and Specifications and Technical Specifications for Coir Wattles and Logs. Discover how to Prevent Contamination from Getting into a Stream Corridor.
Coir Fiber Questions and Construction
What is coconut fiber? Coir (or coconut fiber) is derived from the husks of coconuts. Fibers are first removed and then cured to provide semi-permanent control in steep locations or high flow areas. When compared to other natural fiber products, coconut coir is one of the strongest and most robust erosion control options available. Learn more about 12 Inch Coconut Fiber Logs.
How long does coconut fiber last? On average, the typical lifespan for all of our coconut fiber products is anywhere from 2 to 5 years. This provides enough to time for steep areas to be stabilized, while vegetation is allowed to fully take root. As with many of our products, life spans may vary slightly depending on your location and the water flow in the area.
Where can coir products be used? Coir mats, wattles, and logs for sale by GEI Works have been effectively used for:
- Slope Stabilization
- Bank Stabilization
- Restoration or Revegetation
- River Erosion
- Slope Runoff Control
- Erosion Control
Coconut coir can also be used to Support Your Replanting Project.
Growth of Coconut Fiber Use
The use of natural coconut fiber and coir products has grown rapidly over the past decade due to its effectiveness and 100% biodegradable and non-invasive design. Rather than using a synthetic material, these blankets offer a natural option that will not harm wildlife or surrounding ecosystems. Natural fiber products have been commonly used for:
- Beach Erosion
- Coastal Erosion
- Soil Erosion
- Water Erosion
- Wind Erosion
- Riverbank Erosion
- Weathering and Erosion
When compared to other erosion control and stabilization options, coir products are:
- Completely Biodegradable
- Natural to Prevent Harm to Wildlife and Surrounding Areas
- Tough for Long-Term Stabilization
- Helpful in Facilitating Vegetation Growth
- Low in Cost and Easy to Ship
Other Erosion Control Products
In addition to the natural fiber materials, we also offer several non-biodegradeable geotextiles for stabilizing slopes and roads. Options for these fabrics include either a woven or non-woven material. For more information, check out the pages listed below:
Natural products, such as the coconut fiber logs and coconut fiber wattles, are frequently used in stormwater management applications to filter runoff as it exits your site. These natural products help to create a reliable filtration boundary around your job site that does not require removal at the end of the job.
In addition to these products, we also offer several additional options to help with stormwater filtration applications:
Check out our blog post: Know Your Options for Natural and Synthetic Erosion Control.