FAQ - Coir Logs For Bank Stabilization
Erosion Control Coir Logs
Question: Hello! I'm interested in coir logs for bank stabilization. Can you tell me how much a coir log costs? We are working on a bank stabilization project and thought this would be an option. What are the coir logs options you have available? Do they come pre-seeded with vegetation?
Answer: Coconut coir logs sold by GEI Works are made from 100% biodegradable mattress coir fiber that has been densely packed within tubular coir netting. This fiber has been created from the husks of coconuts and cured for increased strength and stability. Built with high quality materials, this erosion control option is an excellent choice for stabilization and slope reinforcement applications.
Coir Log Sizing
In terms of sizing, GEI Works has several different coconut erosion control coir log models available to enhance any bank stabilization project. Standard coir logs come in lengths of ten feet (10') and have the following diameter options:
- 12 inches
- 16 inches
- 20 inches
The twelve inch (12") diameter coconut coir log is available in densities options of either 7 pounds per cubic foot or 9 pounds per cubic foot.
Coconut Coir Log Seeding
When seeding coconut coir log for bank stabilization, the plants and vegetation are typically chosen based specifically on the need and surrounding environment. For this reason, coir logs do not come pre-seeded with any kind of vegetation. Seeding and vegetation can, however, be planted in the log after it has been installed at your project site.
Typical planting for an erosion control coir log requires the use of native or surrounding plant life. Using plants that are already natural to your area helps increase the likelihood of the plants taking root and establishing quickly, as the soil has already been proven to support this specific plant. Consider using native plants whenever possible, as they will have a greater rate of long-term success and will have a positive impact on the surrounding environment.
Coconut Coir logs have been used for stabilization in several different locations and erosion-prone areas including:
- Stream Banks
- River Banks
- Coast Lines
- Around Swales
- Around Construction Sites
Learn more about all coir products for erosion control.