Erosion Control Blankets (ECB’s)

Construction site restoration is made easy with the use of Temporary Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs). Various degradable fibers such as straw, wood coir or degradable plastics are either woven or mechanically stitch-bonded to various netting materials, and then rolled for easy handling and deployment.

Unlike loose fiber mulches, ECBs offer more dimensionally stable protection to better hold seeds and soil in place and encourage rapid growth. Wood or wire staples are used to secure the blankets to prepared and seeded soil. With the variety of nets and fibers available, applications range from low and moderate slopes to more demanding steep slopes and drainage swales.

Single and Double Net Straw ECBs are made with 100% straw fibers mechanically stitch-bonded to one or two photodegradable plastic net(s). These are Short Term ECBs for use on low to moderate slopes with light runoff conditions. Each is available with regular or rapid degrading net & thread designed to degrade within 60-90 days of UV exposure, whereas the regular net can last for up to about 1 year.

PRODUCT GSI Item #
SINGLE NET STRAW 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBS318
SINGLE NET STRAW W/ RAPID DEGRADING NET 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBS31UVD8
DOUBLE NET STRAW 8’ X 112.5’ SY EECBS328
16’ wide (200SY) rolls also available
8′ blanket packaged 25 rolls / bundle. 16′ are 20 rolls / bundle.

Applications:

·         Temporary Construction Site Cover

·         Low, <3:1 and moderate, <2:1 slopes

STRAW 8 FT

ECBs are rolled for easy deployment. Rolls are available in 8ft wide and 16ft wide options.

 

Straw/Coir and Coir ECBs are extended Term ECBs. They are for more challenging sites with medium water runoff or where longer erosion prevention is needed. Coir (coconut hair) fibers, which are slower to degrade, are incorporated and mechanically stitch-bonded to two UV stabilized plastic nets. These blankets remain functional for up to three growing seasons, giving vegetation plenty of time to mature. Straw/Coir ECBs are 70% straw and 30% coir can remain effective for up to 2 growing seasons, whereas Coir ECBs, 100% coir fibers, can remain effective for up to 3 growing seasons.

PRODUCT GSI Item #
DOUBLE NET STRAW/COIR 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBSC328
DOUBLE NET COIR 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBC328100
16’ wide (200SY) rolls also available
8′ blanket packaged 25 rolls / bundle. 16′ are 20 rolls / bundle.

Applications:

  • Moderate, < 2:1 and steep, , 1:1 slopes
  • Low flow drainage channels & ditches
  • Stream banks & shoreline restorations

Biodegradable netting is an option on the Straw & Coir ECBs. ECBs with biodegradable netting, as opposed to photodegradable plastic netting, are popular with Urban projects near streams, rivers, and lakes.

PRODUCT GSI Item #
SINGLE NET STRAW BIODEGRADE NET 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBS31BD8
DOUBLE NET STRAW BIODEGRADE NET 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBS32BD8
DOUBLE NET STRAW/COIR BIODEGRADE NET 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY EECBSC32BD8
DOUBLE NET COIR BIODEGRADE NET 8’ X 112.5’ 100 EECBC32BD8
16’ wide (200SY) rolls also available
Biodegradable blanket packaged 20 rolls / bundle.

Big Daddy sized rolls are available for special order. These rolls come with up to five times the blanket on each roll for more rapid & efficient deployment.  8′ wide rolls are 400 sy or 500sy per roll with four rolls per pallet.  16′ rolls are 800sy or 1000sy per roll with four rolls per pallet.

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Wood Fiber ECBs

GSI also offers ECBs made of wood fibers from the Rocky Mountain Aspen tree. Our Excelsior ECBs are available as single net, double net or netfree variants. The fibers are also available “Dyed Green” for instant aesthetics.

PRODUCTS GSI Item #
SINGLE NET CURLEX 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY (GREEN) EAMEXCURLEXIGR
DOUBLE NET CURLEX 8’ X 112.5’ 100SY (NATURAL) EAMEXCURLEXII8
 

Futerra EnviroNet erosion blankets were created for slopes and environmentally sensitive sites where windy conditions and / or higher levels of installation stress may be encountered.  EnviroNet features thermally refined wood & degradable man-made fibers reinforced with a quick degrading, rectangular netting that minimizes wildlife entanglement and improves site safety.

PRODUCTS GSI Item #
ENVIRONET NATURAL COLOR 82″ X 135′ 102.5 SY /ROLL EPROFENVIRO82N