Coir Block Bidding
Bidding on a Project with Coir Blocks
I am participating in a bidding project that has the coir fiber blocks included and I am not familiar with them. There are 6,200 square feet of this product on the bid schedule. Coir Fiber Block: 10ft. long, 16" tall, and 9" thick. Can you tell me more about them?
Coir is a 100% biodegradable made from the fibers of a coconut shell. The fibers are then stitched or woven together to create mats, blankets, logs, or blocks, depending on the erosion control solutions needed.
Coconut coir fiber blocks are placed side-by-side and then wrapped in a layer of woven coir fabric. The coir block system provides long-term protection to soil wraps by reducing installation time and product costs compared to only constructing with coir fabric. The rectangular shape provides better support to the soil. Coir blocks can be used in landscaping, streambank restoration, erosion prevention, stream re-locations, and even slope protection techniques.
When compared to other coir products (such as coir logs or coir wattles), the coconut coir fiber blocks can work to provide an increased height to protect areas prone to erosion or slopes in need of stabilization. The constant layer heights for soil lifts is one of the biggest benefits of coir fiber blocks in slope protection techniques. In addition, coir blocks have also been used around drains and inlets to protect systems from stormwater pollution. Water from these areas can filter through the blocks, catching sediment and debris.
See our Coir Block PDF Flyer for more information.
Additional Coir Products
Similar in style to these coconut coir fiber blocks, we also offer several other coir materials that can be used to help with erosion control solutions, filtration, and restoration projects. These materials include:
- Coir Mats: perfect for environmentally sensitive areas, steep slopes, or climates where shade or cold temperatures increase seed germination time.
- Coir Wattles: Ideal for filtering around drains and construction site entrances. Lightly packed to allow for catchment of debris, sediment and sand.
- Coir Logs: Strong and densely packed, these products are a great force for stabilizing local areas and erosion prevention.
Learn more about our Coir Products.