Slope Stabilization Geomembrane
Geomembrane and Coir Mat for Revegetation Project
Question: I'm interested in using a slope stabilization geomembrane for a revegetation project I'm working on. I'm an engineer in Long Island, NY and I was looking for a slope stabilization geomembrane that can be covered with topsoil and seeded for grass to grow. What do you suggest?
Answer: GEI Works offers a wide variety of Woven and Nonwoven geomembrane. The best products for slope stabilization are woven products because of their strength to stabilize under roads, rip rap, or construction site entrances. Our woven geomembrane are 150, 200, 250, and 315 pounds of tensile strength and are made from high strength polypropylene.
Woven 150 Geomembrane is a lightweight option when it comes to geomembrane slope stabilization. With 150 pounds of minimum grab tensile strength to deal with increased flow rates and runoff, using woven geotextiles to separate and stabilize provides an extra layer of strength to well-traveled roads.
Woven 200 Geomembrane is one of the most common geotextiles used for stabilizing roads and aggregate separation. With a minimum grab tensile strength of 200 pounds, this geotextile fabric is a great option for road construction, repair, and repaving.
Woven 250 Geomembrane weighs 5 oz. per square yard. Made from high strength geotextile fabric, this fabric features a minimum grab tensile strength of 250 pounds. Using textiles like this during road repair helps to stabilize the soil when other parts of the road are being worked on.
Woven 315 Geomembrane is one of the strongest stabilization geomembranes that adds support, drainage, or separation. This woven geotextile has a minimum grab tensile strength of 315 pounds. Woven geotextiles are useful in erosion control and soil restoration. These geomembranes not only stabilize the soil, but also allow for fast and effective vegetation growth to prevent erosion.
These geomembranes not only stabilize the soil, but also allow for fast and effective vegetation growth to prevent erosion. When compared to a nonwoven fabric, the woven material uses the interlacing of two materials to create a stronger slope stabilization and additional support.
All of our stabilization and filtration fabrics are sold by the roll. Rolls can be purchased individually, by pallet, or in truckload quantities. They are designed for high strength use and are naturally resistant to several factors and conditions including rot and UV rays.
Coir Mat for Revegetation Project
In addition to woven and nonwoven geomembranes, we also offer a Coir Fabric that is useful for seeding, revegetation, and slope stabilization. Coir mats come with a natural, open weave that allows plants to grow through them. This helps stabilize areas, while still providing natural erosion control. Because coir mats and products biodegradable, they are perfect for use in environmentally sensitive areas.
Coir mats are offered in several different strengths to work on 3:1 slopes as well as slopes up to 1:1. Some options are equipped to handle flows up to 16 feet per second.
As coir mats degrade, they give back to the environment and add to continued vegetative growth. Erosion control mats are designed to degrade over a certain amount of time. Semi-permanent coir erosion control mats have a typical lifespan of two to five years.
Coir mats and products can be beneficial in restoring riverbanks by preventing further erosion and promoting vegetative growth to ensure future control. Coir fabrics provide a natural, semi-permanent erosion control solution that is pleasing to the eye and good for the environment.
Choosing the right geomembrane will depend on your project and location, its environmental sensitivity, water flow, and slope. Controlling erosion for your revegetation project can depend on many factors, and we can help you find out what erosion control solution best suit your needs.