Erosion Control Blankets & Turf Reinforcement Mats
Erosion Control Blankets
Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) are organic products such as straw, excelsior, or coconut fibers which decompose with UV light exposure. They improve ground stability and hold underlying soil in place. In addition, they also retain moisture, which nurtures seed germination and vegetation growth. Since they decompose over time, ECBs are best used in lighter applications where vegetation will eventually completely replace the erosion control materials. These blankets are heavily used in applications, such as residential and commercial developments, highway medians and embankments, and golf courses.
Turf Reinforcement Mats
Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) are synthetic and permanent. They are installed on land with steeper grades and in drainage situations where shear stresses and velocities can cause erosion. Typically, TRMs are used on ditch and channel bottoms, as well as steep slopes. TRM’s are wonderful vegetated options in lieu of traditional rip-rap or other hard armoring techniques.