Drainage & Erosion Control Fabric - Ultra Heavy-Duty - 8oz - 6' x 100' Roll
All of our geotextile fabrics are professional-grade and are designed for use in both residential & commercial applications. Our fabrics are designed for years of continuous use in the designated application.
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The below is a comparison of the general effectiveness as a drainage and filtration fabric between different fabrics that we offer based on fabric material composition. Please note that the below levels are an approximation.
Non-Woven Geotextile Fabrics
Erosion control fabric, mats, netting, and blankets are all materials that are applied to soil to keep it in place. As erosion control fabrics only address surface erosion, and most will break down over time, it's highly recommended to install native vegetation as well. To prevent surface and subsurface erosion for the long haul, you need an extensive and varied root system. These products can be used to prevent slope erosion, avert stream channel scoring, and stabilize shorelines until native vegetation has been established.
Erosion fabrics come in two forms, woven netting with open spaces and blankets with continuous fibers attached to mesh. The mesh material can be natural or synthetic and some synthetic mesh can be photodegradable. Fibers can be stitched to one mesh layer or sandwiched between two. Continuous fiber blankets cover the entire soil surface and are usually needed on steeper sites or in drainage channels.
Natural fiber mats are made from Coir or coconut husks, Jute fibers come from the plant Chorchorus, straw, or excelsior are fine wood fibers, usually aspen, or a combination of all these products. We do not recommend excelsior because the fiber may come from undamaged forests. Straw breaks down very quickly, will only last for one season, and is best for less steep slopes and lower flows. Coir lasts longer than Jute. You can ask manufacturers to give you the functional life span of certain products. Synthetic is not necessary as long as natural fibers are present. Synthetic geotextiles are used more often as a part of a permanent stabilization structure such as soil lifts. Synthetic weed barriers usually require removal, which can disrupt native plants from forming.
There are some important basics about how to install landscape fabric. Proper installation is very important for success. In order to work, erosion fabrics should have continuous contact with the soil, because fabric stretched over voids in the soil will not stop underlying erosion These products are difficult to install correctly in areas with down wood or uneven, rock topography. Mats are normally installed with galvanized landscaping stables, 6-inch staples are sufficient for most applications. Biodegradable corn-based or wood stakes can be used. The top edge of the mat should be buried in a trench at the level top of the slope to guarantee it will stay in place.
Drainage Fabric Being Installed
Over the first year of installation, mats should be inspected every 2 or 3 months to ensure good contact between the mat and soil. You should check the mats for signs they are hindering plant material at the base. Mats could restrict species that are spread by runners. After the mats are settled, they can be cut away to allow more room for spread. If your project goals are factored in when choosing a natural-fiber product, the mat should break down within the appropriate time frame so removal will not be needed.