AWE Environmental Services can supply a range of technical and biodegradable geo-textile products to help control river and lake bank erosion. We also supply geo-textile products for stabilising sloping land and to protect grassed areas where heavy use is causing compaction, erosion and loss of grass cover
Biodegradable Erosion Control
CoirMesh™ coir erosion control blankets are open weave, pure coconut, meshes that offer the strongest and most durable natural fibre surface erosion control solutions available. They are therefore recommended on sites where erosion forces/climate are harsh, or plants slow to establish.Typical applications for coir meshes include riverbanks and drainage channels (where flow rates and stresses are high); exposed sites such as uplands or coasts; wildflower restoration (because plants require longer to develop); and recreation areas (as abrasion is high).
A wide range of coir mesh densities, and patterns (including looped piles), are available to provide the ideal balance between surface protection and the requirements of flora.
CoirMesh™ coir erosion control matting effective controls soil loss and promotes sedimentation; create a favourable micro climate to promote growth; shelter seedlings against windrock; decompose slowly to provide prolonged protection; and their high tensile strengths can be utilised to offer temporary soil reinforcement.
Soil Saver™ and new Soil Saver-Fine™ biodegradable erosion control blankets are open weave, pure geo-jutemeshes designed to protect both seed and soil on bare surfaces vulnerable to surface erosion by rain, run-off and wind.
The fabrics mould easily to the ground contours; effectively control surface erosion; create a micro-climate which boosts plant development; and fully decompose once vegetation has established.
GrassMat™Supreme is a new biodegradable textile, pre-sown with seed and fertilizer, which provides an easy method for effective vegetation restoration and erosion control on wide variety of landscapes from lawns to steep slopes.
GrassMat™ Supreme is a new biodegradable textile, pre-sown with seed and fertilizer, which provides an easy method for effective vegetation restoration and erosion control on wide variety of landscapes from lawns to steep slopes.
Its innovative construction traps seed and fertilizer securely and evenly within the mat so they cannot be disturbed during handling, transportation, installation and settlement (a common problem with previous blankets). Inside GrassMat™ Supreme, the seeds sprout and grow well, protected from washout and deprivation, to give excellent grass cover results.
Easy to Install Preparing the ground simply requires turning over the upper layer (5-10 cm), removing any pre-existing vegetation and any rocks then levelling.
GrassMat™ Supreme is light, thin, elastic and easy to lay. It doesn’t require specialist manpower to install; is fast to lay down (two people can lay 500m² in around 40 minutes on a slope with a 35° to 40° inclination, while on plain surfaces the same operation takes just 20 minutes); can be quickly cut and shaped just using scissors; is easy to carry to those difficult to reach locations and if stocked in a dry place inside its nylon packaging, the product life is longer than one year.
Environmentally Friendly It is a natural product made purely from cellulose fibre, which totally biodegrades over 4 to 5 months (depending on the environment) with any residue enhancing the soil. Unlike previous seed blankets no undesirable plastic retain nets are used, so there is no threat of ensnaring wildlife or fouling maintenance equipment.