FAQ Coconut Coir Logs Installation
Coir Log Installation
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding GEI Works erosion control products is how to install coir logs.
Detailed questions have included the following:
- Do the logs need to be staked?
- Should the voids between the log and ground be removed?
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How to Install a Coconut Fiber Log
To help with your installation process, general information regarding the logs can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact GEI Works with additional questions or site specific requirements.
Step 1 (Preparing your Site): The first step for most erosion control products includes preparing your site for installation. This process includes removing any debris or large obstructions from the area. This may include soil, stumps, rocks, or small trees.
Step 2 (Digging a Trench): For most locations, coir logs should be trenched into the ground. Prior to placing the logs, dig a trench in the area where the products will need to be placed.
Step 3 (Positioning the Logs): Once your trench has been dug, coconut fiber logs should be placed into the trench. The area should then be backfilled with soil so that logs are tightly packed against one another. For logs that will be placed side-by-side, logs should be placed so that one end fits tightly against the next end. Touching ends should be secured together with twine or other suitable ties.
Step 4 (Staking): All coir logs should be staked and anchored on your site. Most logs are anchored according to site specifications using a wooden wedge. However, if no specifications are available, the guide below can be used as a general anchoring recommendation.
- 20 inch Diameter Logs: Anchoring every 2 feet
- 16 inch Diameter Logs: Anchoring every 2.5 feet
- 12 inch Diameter Logs in a Moderate Flow: Anchoring every 3 feet
- 12 inch Diameter Logs in a Low Flow: Anchoring every 3.5 feet
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Coir Log Design Information
One important consideration during coconut coir logs installation is its length and diameter. Standard coir logs are constructed in a diameter of 12 inches, 16 inches or 20 inches. All coir logs feature a length of 10 feet. This means that for most projects, logs will need to be connected in order for them to reach their full length. Logs should be connected together via coir twine.
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