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Erosion Control Blankets (ECBS)

We carry a complete line of erosion control blankets and installation materials to meet the specific erosion control, sediment control, vegetation establishment, and vegetation reinforcement needs of nearly any application.

Our erosion control blankets are provided in both UV and Biodegradable nettings to meet any of your project specifications. We can provide short, medium and long term solutions to your project specific needs.

SHORT TERM – PHOTODEGRADABLE BLANKETS

Our short term photodegradable erosion control blankets are designed to provide erosion protection and promote vegetation establishment for 45 days up to 12 months, depending on the product. These blankets consist of an evenly distributed layer of 100% agricultural straw, stitched to a single or double netting structure with degradable thread. Short term blankets are designed for moderately sloping areas and low flow channels, where bare ground seeding and loose mulches often fail. After the blankets degrade, soil erosion is controlled by the root, stem and leaf structures of the mature vegetation.

Single Net Straw Blankets

Consist of 100% straw fiber stitched with photodegradable thread to a lightweight, photodegradable polypropylene top net. These blankets are designed for protection on moderate slopes (4:1-3:1) and low flow channels and have longevity of up to 12 months.

Double Net Straw Blankets

Consist of 100% straw fiber stitched with photodegradable thread between lightweight photodegradable polypropylene top and bottom nets. The double net construction provides greater structural integrity than a single net blanket, for use on steeper slopes (3:1-2:1) and moderate flow channels and has longevity of up to 12 months.

LONG TERM – PHOTODEGRADABLE BLANKETS

Our extended term photodegradable erosion control blankets utilize a double netting structure and a long lasting coconut fiber component to provide erosion protection and assist vegetation establishment for up to 24 to 36 months, depending on the product.

These blankets are designed for immediate to long term erosion protection and vegetation establishment on steep slopes, medium to high flow channels, and shorelines. After the blankets degrade, soil erosion is controlled by the mature vegetation’s root, stem and leaf structures.

DOUBLE NET STRAW-COCONUT BLANKET

These blankets are constructed with a layer of 70% straw and 30% coconut fiber stitched with degradable thread between a heavyweight UV stabilized polypropylene top net and a lightweight photodegradable polypropylene bottom net. The addition of coconut fiber and a UV stabilized top net increases the durability, erosion control capabilities, and longevity for use on steeper slopes (2:1-1:1) medium flow channels, and other areas where vegetation will take up to 24 months to grow.

DOUBLE NET COCONUT BLANKET

These blankets are constructed of 100% coconut fiber stitched with UV stabilized polypropylene thread between heavyweight UV stabilized polypropylene top and bottom nets. The 100% coconut fiber and UV stabilized nets provide the highest level of durability, erosion control, and longevity for protection of severe slopes (1:1 or greater), steep embankments, high flow channels, and other areas where vegetation will take up to 36 months to grow.

SHORT TERM – BIODEGRADABLE BLANKETS

Specialty’s short term biodegradable erosion control blankets consist of an evenly distributed layer of 100% agricultural straw stitched with biodegradable thread to a single or double netting structure composed of 100% biodegradable jute fiber.

They are designed to provide all natural erosion protection and assist with vegetation establishment for up to 12 months in applications such as moderately sloping areas and low flow channels where bare ground seeding and loose mulches often fail. After the blankets biodegrade, soil erosion is controlled by the root, stem and leaf structures of mature vegetation

SINGLE NET BIO-STRAW BLANKET

This blanket features a layer of 100% straw fiber stitched with biodegradable thread to a biodegradable, natural fiber top net. It provides better erosion protection and mulching action than conventional jute nettings alone and is typically effective for up to 12 months. They are designed for use in moderate slopes (4:1-3:1) and low flow channels.

DOUBLE NET BIO-STRAW BLANKET

These blankets feature a layer of 100% straw fiber stitched with biodegradable thread between biodegradable, natural fiber top and bottom nets. This blanket is designed to provide up to 12 months of erosion protection and mulching in applications where the added durability of a double net structure is required. They are designed for use on medium slopes (3:1-2:1) and medium flow channels.

GEOJUTE

Specialty’s 100% biodegradable erosion control jute product. This product is Intended for embankment stabilization. This fabric is easy to plant through and holds up to four times its weight in water.

Geojute is a 100% biodegradable woven jute blanket. Each roll is 4’ x 225’ and provides durability of up to 1-2 years. Geojute is for use on slopes up to and including a 2:1 grade. With this product, you are able to seed the area either before or after installation.

LONG TERM – BIODEGRADABLE BLANKETS

Long term biodegradable erosion control blankets consist of an evenly distributed fiber matrix that includes a long lasting coconut fiber component for added durability and is stitched with biodegradable thread between 100% biodegradable jute fiber top and bottom nets.

They are designed to provide all natural erosion protection and assist with vegetation establishment for 18 to 24 months, depending on the product, in applications such as steep slopes, medium to high flow channels, and shorelines. After the blankets degrade, soil erosion is controlled by the root, stem, and leaf structures of the mature vegetation.

DOUBLE NET BIO STRAW COCONUT BLANKET

This blanket features a layer of 70% straw and 30% coconut fiber stitched with biodegradable thread between biodegradable, natural fiber top and bottom nets. It is designed to provide erosion protection and mulching for up to 18 months in applications in which the strength of a double net structure and the added erosion control properties of coconut fiber are required. This blanket is designed for fairly steep slopes (2:1-1:1) and medium flow channels.

DOUBLE NET BIO COCONUT BLANKET

This blanket features a layer of 100% coconut fiber stitched with biodegradable thread between biodegradable natural fiber top and bottom nets. The dense layer of coconut fiber stitched between the jute nettings enables it to provide more effective erosion protection and mulch than woven coir nettings in critical applications for up to 24 months. This blanket is designed for use on steep slopes (1:1 or greater), high flow channels and shorelines.

PERMANENT TURF REINFORCEMENT MATS

Permanent Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) combine permanent, three-dimensional matting with fiber matrix material to permanently control erosion and reinforce vegetation.

These mats have been proven more effective than rock riprap and concrete in applications that include severe slopes, high and extreme flow channels, spillways, stream banks, and shorelines.

SC250

SC250 is a TRM that is constructed of a permanent high strength, three dimensional matting structure that incorporates a straw coconut fiber matrix. The straw coconut fiber matrix enhances the permanent matting component’s initial mulching and erosion control performance for up to 24 months.

Designed for slopes of 1:1 or greater, medium to high flow channels and shorelines, SC250 provides extended term pre-vegetated erosion protection and permanent turf reinforcement in a wide range of applications. It is proven in extensive laboratory and field research to increase the shear resistance of vegetation up to 10 lbs/ft2

C350

C350 is composed of a permanent high strength, three dimensional matting structure, incorporated with a 100% coconut fiber matrix that supplements the permanent matting structure’s initial mulching and erosion control capabilities for up to 36 months.

C350 is designed to provide long term, pre-vegetated erosion protection and permanent turf reinforcement in a range of applications that include slopes of 1:1 or greater, high flow channels, and shorelines.

Proven in extensive laboratory and field research, C350’s high strength, 3-D matting structure boosts the shear resistance of vegetation up to an amazing 12 lbs/ft2

P300

P300 Permanent Turf Reinforcement Mat features a 100% UV stabilized, propylene fiber matrix stitched between two UV stabilized nettings, and delivers excellent performance in applications such as severe slopes and roadside ditch protection. P300 has also proven highly effective for permanent turf reinforcement and temporary protection in areas where sparse vegetation is anticipated.

P300 provides vegetated shear stress protection up to 8 pounds per square foot. Because unreinforced vegetation often fails at shear stress levels beyond 2 pounds per square foot, P300 can provide a “green solution” in a variety of difficult applications, including slopes of 1:1 or greater, high flow channels, and shorelines.

P550

P550 is made of a permanent, ultra high strength, three dimensional matting structure incorporated with a permanent 100% polypropylene fiber matrix. The 100% polypropylene fiber matrix enhances the permanent matting structure’s initial mulching and erosion control properties, as well as its permanent vegetation reinforcement capabilities.

P550 is designed to provide long term, pre-vegetated erosion protection and permanent turf reinforcement in an extensive range of severe applications that include steep slopes, extreme, high flow channels, and shorelines. P550 is proven to drive the shear resitance of vegetation to over 14 lbs/ft2 – a new maximum for vegetation reinforcement.

SHORE MAX

Shoremax soft revetment scour protection mat is a mat designed for mechanical protection over highly erosive areas. ShoreMax can elevate the shear and velocity protection over what turf reinforcement mats alone can handle. The unique, highly flexible, UV stabilized mat is designed with voids to allow vegetation establishment through the mat, and can offer soft armored solutions in place of hard armor products such as rock riprap and articulated concrete block in turbulent flow and wave attack applications.

ShoreMax comes in 3’ x 5’ panels and weigh only 40 pounds, making installation far quicker and easier that installation of a hard armor system. There is no special or heavy equipment involved and the results have proven extremely effective. For more information and pricing, contact Specialty. We can also provide a cost savings evaluation if you are interested in exploring ShoreMax versus hard armor

PYRAMAT®

Pyramat® high performance turf reinforcement mats (HPTRMs) are equipped to handle the most demanding erosion control applications. Patented Pyramat three-dimensional construction makes HPTRMs ten times stronger than traditional TRMs. The 3D matrix of polypropylene yarns features X3® fiber technology which locks in seed and soil for permanent reinforced vegetation. Pyramat’s outstanding UV resistance makes it the preferred TRM in arid and semi-arid environments or other applications where soil reinforcement is needed but full vegetation is not expected.

Uniquely designed for severe applications that require outstanding strength and superior vegetation growth. Pyramat meets the definition of HPTRM as defined in the U.S. EPA Storm Water Fact Sheet “Turf Reinforcement Mats”, and FHWA FP-03 Specifications, Section 713.18. Pyramat is available in green or tan to be ascetically pleasing for any jobsite application.

ARMORMAX ANCHORED REINFORCED VEGETATION SYSTEM

ArmorMax Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System is the most advanced flexible armoring technology available for severe erosion challenges. Consisting of our woven three-dimensional High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) with X3® fiber technology and earth percussion anchors, you can count on the ArmorMax system to hold its ground.

Engineered to provide long-term design life, the ArmorMax system consists of a lightweight HPTRM layer and earth percussion anchors that work together to lock soil in place to resist movement for permanent erosion protection for vegetated or unvegetated applications. The system supports the EPA’s Green Infrastructure initiative and is a recognized storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) and is proven to reduce erosion and reinforce vegetation for low-impact, sustainable design.

MULCH AND TACKIFIER

pecialty’s hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs) are designed to control erosion and aid in vegetation establishment on a range of slope conditions. Because of their one-step hydraulic application, our HECPs can be used to offer high-performing erosion control that is a low-cost, low-labor alternative to other forms of erosion control.

Our mulches are both made with a proprietary blend of straw, reclaimed cotton plant material, and tackifiers. The patent-pending blend of straw and cotton plant material assists the mulch in providing a honeycomb layer of protection over the soil to promote excellent vegetation establishment. Additionally, a patent-pending blend of additives and tackifiers combine to ease application, enhance adhesion, retain moisture and provide soil stability.

Locations

Meridian Branch
348 NW 13th Place
Meridian, Idaho 83642
208.322.6800 ph
208.322.2636 fax

Idaho Falls Branch
5190 S Heyrend Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
208.522.3242 ph
208.522.4012 fax

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