Slope Stabilization Project in Turkey
Slope Protection Techniques with Coir
Question: I am planning a slope stabilization project in Turkey's north region. What products would you recommend?
Answer: Thank you for asking. In general, the products we see most commonly being used in slope stabilization involve our coconut coir fiber material. This material offers an extremely high level of strength, while also being 100% biodegradable and entirely natural in its design. Coconut coir fiber products will not need to be removed, as they naturally integrate in to the environment, providing nutrients to the surrounding flora. This helps to protect wildlife and surrounding locations while the project is active.
For controlling runoff and other materials, coir products are selected based on the height needed on the project. This can include the coir blocks, wattles, mats and logs. This can include the coir blocks, logs, wattles, and mats. These materials would be lined strategically along your slope to help control water flow and stabilize the area.
Slope Stabilization with Coir Blocks
Coir fiber blocks are best suited for larger, heavier projects, as they come in heights between 12 and 16 inches. All blocks are 10 feet in length, and when placed end-to-end, they create a stabilizing barrier. When the coir blocks are finally covered in a layer of coconut coir fiber, the stabilization process is complete, providing a consistent height for your riverbank, slope, or hillside.
Learn more about Coir Blocks.
Slope Stabilization with Coir Logs
Similar to coir blocks in length, coconut coir logs come in diameters of between 12 and 20 inches. For stabilization, the coir logs line the slope or waterfront, keeping more sediment or silt from eroding in to the water. The typical life span of a coir fiber log is roughly 2 to 5 years before being completely absorbed in to the environment. They are excellent for long-term slope stability projects.
Additional information about Coir Logs.
Slope Stabilization with Coir Wattles
If you are a looking for a filtering and slope stability product, one of the best options to consider is the durable coir wattle. They are comparable to coconut coir fiber logs in size and shape; however, they not as tightly packed to provide more significant filtering ability. This also makes coir wattles more versatile and flexible, able to fit irregular or atypical areas. They have often been used for slope length reduction, stormwater runoff control, and construction site filtering.
Still curious about coir wattles? Read more here.
Slope Stabilization with Coir Mats
The coir mat is also a great option for use in slope protection techniques. These mats come in a variety of different strengths, sizes, and weave openings to stabilize both steep and level areas. The mats lay flat against the ground, staked down, to prevent erosion and still allow vegetation to easily grow. When choosing a coir mat for your area, you will typically want to consider the following environmental components:
- Water Flow
- Slope Steepness
- Needed Weave Openings for Vegetation or Seeding
Learn more about Coir Mats for use in slope stabilization.
Visit our blog to learn the Top 6 Uses for Coir Erosion Control Products.