Soil Erosion Control Products
What, Why, and When to Use Them
Erosion control requires products that are diverse, reliable, and equipped to handle the conditions of the project location. Addressing soil erosion that results from rainfall, water flows, wind, or stormwater runoff, these products stabilize areas to provide a firm foundation for vegetation and roads. They have been successfully used on construction sites, restoration projects, hills, lakes, and more.
Soil Erosion and Stormwater Management
View our Stormwater Control Guide to see the most common areas that need protection from job site runoff, and ways to best address soil erosion and implement stormwater management best practices. View the GEI Works infographic on Five Ways to Control Erosion on Your Site. GEI Works provides product solutions that support SWPPP documentation, help with regulatory compliance, and prevent water pollution.
Types of Erosion Control Solutions
Woven Geotextiles are most commonly chosen for locations that require high levels of soil stabilization. This includes placement under roads, driveways, railroads, rip rap, or other areas dealing with heavy objects or high traffic.
|150 lbs. Grab Tensile
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||315 lbs. Grab Tensile
Nonwoven Geotextiles are used for any location dealing with drainage or filtration. Due to their felt like exterior, water is able to flow more quickly through the fabric, keeping water flows high while still allowing particles to be effectively filtered out.
|3.1 oz. Nonwoven
||3.5 oz. Nonwoven
||4 oz. Nonwoven
6 oz. Nonwoven
8 oz. Nonwoven
10 oz. Nonwoven
12 oz. Nonwoven
16 oz. Nonwoven
Not sure which geotextile will work best for your location? See Functions of Geotextiles.
Learn more about the causes of soil erosion and how geotextiles can manage and control erosion.
Erosion Control Silt Fence
Erosion Control Silt Fencing is a standard for any location dealing with displaced soil, sand, or sediment. Available in Economy, Contractor, and DOT Fabrics, these barriers can be quickly implemented to contain materials and prevent further erosion on any site.
|Wire Back Silt Fence
||Silt Fencing Rolls
||Standard Silt Fencing
Staked Turbidity Barrier
Master the Specifics of Geotextiles:
- Geotextile Overview
- Micron Conversion
- DOT Information
- AASHTO Information
- Fabric for Dirt Roads
- Slit Film
Biodegradable Erosion Control Products
Biodegradable soil erosion control products are one of the most natural ways to stabilize and reinforce riverbanks, streams, canals, or any other area suffering the effects of erosion. As an added benefit, the biodegradable solutions offered by GEI Works will also naturally break down and fertilize the soil over time, making them a perfect option for locations dealing with natural wildlife, vegetation, or environmentally sensitive areas.
Natural Fiber Products
Natural fiber products are available in coir (coconut fiber), straw, wood fiber, or a blend. They are often used in conjunction with seeds or vegetation. As they stabilize the soil area, vegetation and other materials are able to take root. Over time, rooted vegetation will form a natural erosion control barrier.
Natural fiber products include the following:
- Coir Products (made from coconut fibers)
- Straw Products
- Coco-Straw Fiber Products
- Wood Fiber Products
Stormwater Management BMP Products
Soil and erosion control is also necessary around many construction and industrial sites and within bodies of water. This is especially relevant for construction sites near water, or for any location dealing with stormwater runoff. GEI Works offers stormwater management and control products including:
Erosion Control Products for Every Situation
See how soil erosion control products by GEI Works can be implemented to help with various erosion problems around the world.
- Beach Erosion
- Coastal Erosion
- Soil Erosion Control
- Water Erosion
- Wind Erosion
- River Bank Erosion
- Weathering and Erosion
- River Bank Protection
- Shoreline Erosion Control
- Erosion Control After Forest Fires (Blog Post)
Learn About the Causes and Solutions:
Soil Erosion Control Facts
Erosion is the process of weathering and transport of solids (soil) from their original source to somewhere else. This process takes many forms. Soil can be eroded by wind, water, ice, down slope creep (gravity), or even living organisms (bio-erosion).
A major factor affecting soil erosion is the amount and type of ground cover. Ideal soil contains a mineral layer protected by a litter layer, and an organic layer. When the litter layer is removed, soil is more susceptible to erosion. To learn more, visit our page on the causes of soil erosion. You can also view our Soil Erosion Control Products page to see how customers have used Silt Fence, Coir Mats, and Turbidity Curtain for Erosion Control.
The use of natural or synthetic fiber has greatly helped to increase the strength of banks, roads, and rip rap areas. This has, in turn, helped to limit the amount of erosion present in various areas.
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