Coconut Coir Log Installation
Erosion Control Fiber Rolls
Question: Hi, questions regarding coconut coir logs installation; we purchased some coconut coir fiber logs for an erosion control project and our maintenance men don't want to damage them during installation. Are there additional instructions online for coir log installation?
Answer: Coir Logs are typically installed to a location through the use of Biodegradable Stakes. These stakes are usually placed through either side of the log to stabilize the coir fiber logs to the site. The following is a brief overview of how GEI Works' coconut coir logs can be installed on an erosion control project.
Coir Log Installation
- Prepare the surface for coir log installation: The site surface area where erosion control coir logs will be installed should be free from rocks, debris, and other obstructions that may cause difficulty. This helps ensure plants or seeding can be easily installed to the area.
- Anchor the erosion control logs to the site: Coir fiber logs are typically installed using a biodegradable wedges with hooks on top. The hooks help to place downward pressure on the log to keep it in place during use.
Most stakes have a tapered design that is larger on the top of the wedge and smaller at the bottom. This helps to prevent twine ties from slipping off the wedge and coming loose from the site after installation.
The coir log installation area should be dry while placing erosion control fiber rolls, rather than wet. Depending on the site and conditions, additional security may be required. Staples may be used along the bottom of the logs to help keep them in place during use.
Looking for more information about installing erosion control coir logs? Review the GEI Works Coconut Coir Log Installation Guide.