Coir Mats for Stream Bank Restoration
Erosion Control Mat for Restoration Project
Question about Coir Mats for Stream Bank Restoration. I need a quote for coir erosion control mat 70. I am beginning a project in in Raleigh NC with the area being approximately 543 yards2 total. The stream bank is 188 feet long and I need to mat both sides - 13' width max. What is the difference between this mat and other coir mats?
Answer: Hello there! Our GEI Works team is more than happy to help! Coir Mats are an excellent solution for erosion control. The coconut fiber, used in our coir erosion control mats, is a 100% natural product and biodegradable. These strong coir erosion control mats support growth and development of vegetation by providing higher resistance.
The Coir Erosion Control Mat 70 has openings of 0.4" x 0.5" in the blanket and a weight of 780 g/m2. This semi-permanent coir product lasts from 4-6 years and is available in four roll sizes.
Coir Mat Variety
The differences you will find between various coir mat materials is in terms of their strength and weave opening. Typically, coir mats that offer a smaller weave opening (such as the Coir Mat 90) are higher in strength and are capable of handling increased flows or slope steepness.
When choosing the right coir mats for stream bank restoration, take into consideration the flow in your area, as well as the steepness of a bank.
The following can be used as a general guideline for choosing between these coir mats for stream bank restoration:
- Coir Mat 40: Can be used on 2:1 slopes and in areas with a flow up to 8 fps.
- Coir Mat 60: Can be used on 2:1 slopes and in areas with a flow up to 10 fps.
- Coir Mat 70: Can be used on slopes up to 1:1 and in areas with a flow up to 12 fps.
- Coir Mat 90: Can be used on slopes up to 1:1 and in areas with a flow up to 16 fps.
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