River Bank Erosion Control Mats
A Biodegradable Solution by GEI Works
River Bank Erosion Control Products by GEI Works are typically 100% biodegradable products used to stabilize banks and slopes along a moving river. Made from high strength coconut coir fibers, these products are designed to hold up against currents and flows. Below you will find more information on common erosion control products used to stabilize slopes and banks.
Commonly Used River Bank Erosion Control Products
Due to the high demands of water and currents on these products, the most commonly used erosion control material in these areas is coconut coir. Derived from the husks of coconuts, these fibers are high in strength and designed to last anywhere from 2 to 5 years. The lifespan on the coir product depends heavily upon the conditions of the site where the coir will be installed.
One of the most commonly used products for river bank stabilization in the GEI Works' Coconut Coir Logs. Coir logs feature outer coir twine netting filled with densely packed mattress coir fibers. Standard length for GEI Works' coir logs is 10 feet. Multiple logs are typically joined together via coir twine.
GEI Works' Coir Erosion Control Mats feature an open-weave design, allowing this river bank stabilization option to be placed directly along the river banks. Depending on the slope of the banks in the project area, mats will feature different open weave sizes. The smaller the weave openings, the steeper the slope they can be used on.
Depending on the slope and the water flow in your location, different matting options or sizes may be able to work better than others. A combination of both materials may also be available to help with erosion along banks.
Coir Fiber Advantages for Rivers
Whether used in coir logs or coir mats, coconut fiber has several advantages to other natural fiber and permanent fiber materials. Advantages include the following:
- 100% Biodegradable
- Natural Fibers
- Poses No Harm to Wildlife
- Easy to Install
- High in Strength
- Stabilizes Areas Allowing Seeds & Plants to Take Root
- Multiple Sizing Options
- Creates Structure for Joining Multiple Logs
- High Resistance to Chemicals, Rot, Rust & Mold
View out our complete natural fiber variety here: Coir Erosion Control Products.