How Long Do Coir Logs Last
Question: How long do coir logs last? Also, where do the raw materials come from? I have heard that these logs are biodegradeable and may be able to go away over time? How does this process work? How long does it take?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry! I would behappy to answer your coir questions. Regarding a coir log lifespan, typically these erosion control logs will last anywhere from two to five years (2-5 yrs.). Times may vary depending on the location where you are placing them. Factors for control include the amount of water flow over these logs, as well as wind, rain, and storm factors.
Coir Log Composition
The coir log is constructed from several different types of coir materials. This may include mattress coir and coir twine to fill and contain your products.
As an overview, all coir is derived from the husks of coconuts during coconut harvestings. During this process, these fibers are soaked in water where they sit for extended periods of time. This soaking helps to increase the strength of the fibers for a high level of erosion control.
Shorter fibers, often called mattress coir, are used to pack different coir materials such as the coir logs and the coir wattles. Depending on the product, fibers may be packed more or less densely over time.
Longer fibers, by constrast, are referred to as coir twine and are used for containment and stability measures such as lining the outer layer of coir logs and building coir mats. These fibers are very strong, and are ideal for containing materials and stabilizing soils.
Due to the fact that these fibers are all derived from coconut husks, the materials used are 100 percent natural and 100 percent biodegradable. This will allow them to biodegrade over time. The process for this occurs naturally and does not require any kind of additional prompting or requirements. As the product biodegrades, the materials will begin to enrich the surrounding soil for further vegetative support. Hopefully this helps to answer your questions on how long do coir logs lasts and how they are made.
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