Erosion Control Blankets are thick, fibrous blankets woven out of either natural materials (e.g. straw and coconut fiber), synthetic materials (e.g. polypropylene), or a mixture of natural and synthetic materials. These blankets are used primarily to slow water runoff, provide effective sediment and erosion control, and enhance re-vegetation. These blankets are commonly applied to channel and ditch linings, slopes, culvert inlets and outfalls, riverbanks, and levees. Erosion control blankets are classified as short term, long term, or permanent use, mostly based on whether vegetation is intended to replace or work in conjunction with the blankets.
AEC Premier Straw/Coconut blankets are degradable erosion control blankets consisting of the finest certified weed seed free agricultural straw fibers and the highest quality strands of coconut fibers. By adding 30% coconut finvers to the AEC Premier Straw blanket, the straw/coconut blend of fibers can provide longer erosion protection life to 12-18 months depending on job site conditions. Strands of coconut fiber are intertwined and evenly distributed in the erosion control blanket and stitched with a UV-enhanced black net on top and a UV-enhanced green net on bottom.
- Utility transmission right-of-way
- Highway construction
- Slop stabilization
- Landfill constructions
- Urban drainage
- Stream banks