Soil Erosion Control

What is Erosion Control?

Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, river banks and construction. Effective erosion controls handle surface runoff and are important techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.

Erosion controls are used in natural areas, agricultural settings or urban environments. The controls often involve the creation of a physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock, to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water that is causing the erosion. On construction sites, erosion controls are often implemented in conjunction with sediment controls such as sediment basins and silt fences. In urban areas erosion controls are often part of storm water runoff management programs required by local governments.

Storm Water Controls

The Coir Wattle is the perfect solution for erosion control, bank stabilization, and even stream restoration. Constructed from all natural materials (interior made from mattress coir, exterior made from coir twine), these wattles create a natural barrier that can reinforce your location while effectively filtering water. Their combination of strength and filtration, makes them a common choice for use in a range restoration and construction site activities.

Coir Wattles can be used for inlet protection or best practices of storm water controls.

New Jersey sediment control on construction sites

Sediment Control

A sediment control is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea. Sediment controls are usually employed together with erosion controls, which are designed to prevent or minimize erosion and thus reduce the need for sediment controls. Sediment controls are generally designed to be temporary measures, however, some can be used for storm water management purposes. Read about Types of Soil Erosion and Mitigation Strategies in this article.

Also Available

  • Curlex
  • Erosion blankets
  • Hay & tack
  • Seed, hay & tack
  • Hay Bales Staked
  • Straw Blanket

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