Enhancement of erosion performance of vegetated cover material on dry land slopes can be achieved using a range of different vegetated and non-vegetated geosynthetic solutions. These include temporary and permanent erosion control mattings, some designed to withstand higher-velocity water flows.
Choosing biodegradable erosion control blankets versus a synthetic geotextile will depend on the site conditions of your project and if you require the blankets to disintegrate over time. Generally, erosion mats are categorised as biodegradable and synthetic (non-biodegradable). They primarily differ in the material used as well as the thickness of the mat and its relevant applications.
The overall aim in using geosynthetics in erosion control is to maintain soil cover either as a temporary measure offering protection from soil loss whilst vegetation is established or as a permanent control measure, typically on steeper slopes or high water velocity situations. A broad range of solutions can be employed depending on the situation.
Geofabrics is Australasia’s geosynthetic specialist. We help our clients deliver safe, efficient, and sustainable infrastructure through the innovative use of geosynthetic products.Download