Erosion Control Tubes (ECT) are a bio-engineering technology available to the land development, road construction and mining industries. They are an important component of the sediment control package required where earthworks are present.
The ECT can be filled with different material to suit the application. Typically for retention and filtration of sediment from water shredded wood or bark is used. A growth medium is included where an ECT is incorporated into the face of geogrid reinforced soil slopes.
ECTs are ideal for the management of sediment associated with sheet flow erosion or short duration channel flow. They are not suitable for constant flow situations. ECT fill can be altered to suit different flow rates; compost can be used for low flow situations and coarser bark/wood products can be used for higher flows. Coarser products are often a necessity in high rainfall / high runoff environments but will reduce the capture of fines.
- Flexible to match ground profile
- UV stabilised fabric for durability
- Can accommodate a range of fill types
- Lightweight for ease of handling
The filled units are tied off in one metre lengths so a 2m unit can be either cut and used as 1m ECT’s or the central ties simply undone and the fill shaken in to make a full 2m long unit. This innovation means easy onsite handling and efficient transporting. For more detailed installation instructions please refer to our ECT Technical Data Sheet.