Erosion Control Wattle
Erosion control wattles are a good erosion solution for Erosion Control, bank stabilization or stream restoration. Coir wattles are similar to coir logs but are made less densely and so are more flexible. They are also like straw wattles, but the coir fiber lasts longer. The combination of strength, flexibility, and filtration makes them a helpful for construction site activities or restoration.
Erosion Control Wattle Features
- 100% Biodegradable
- Strong Outer Netting Casing
- 6" or 9" Diameters and 10' or 20' Length
Erosion Control Wattles Benefits
- More Flexible and Lighter than Coir Logs
- Fast and Easy to Install
- Erosion Control and Filtration
Erosion Control Wattles Product Details
Because the erosion control wattle is made from all natural coconut coir fibers, it is reusable and completely biodegradable. Coir wattles are a better choice for the environment then synthetic wattles. They also will last much longer, making them budget-friendly. Coconut coir fiber wattles are practical and durable and can be used in a wide range of situations. The inner core is double cleaned unsorted coir fiber surrounded by a coir twine netting with knotted junctions. It designed to filter water while creating a barrier that will effectively reinforce your site.
Coir Fiber Wattle Specifications
|Diameter||6" (15 cm)||9" (23 cm)|
|Length||10' or 20' (3.05 m or 6.10 m)||10' or 20' (3.05 m or 6.10 m)|
|Weight||1.5 lbs/ft (2.23 kg/m)||3.0 lbs/ft (4.46 kg/m)|
|Density||7 lbs/cubic foot||7 lbs/cubic foot|
|Inner Core||Double Cleaned Unsorted Coir Fiber||Double Cleaned Unsorted Coir Fiber|
|Netting||Coir Twine with Knotted Junctions||Coir Twine with Knotted Junctions|
Erosion Control Wattle Applications
Erosion Control Wattles have a wide range of uses and applications and are perfect for check dams, embankments, storm drains, and construction BMPs. Erosion wattles are used on construction sites to prevent sediment from leaving the site that uses moving equipment or other construction site activities. They are designed to filter materials from leaving the site due to stormwater runoff.
Coconut coir wattles can also be used to create check dams. Vegetation can grow through the erosion wattle over time making providing long-term erosion and stormwater control even after the coir erosion wattle has decomposed.
Erosion control wattles filter water as it flows through the wattle. This makes the coir wattle perfect to place in front of curb inlets or storm drains to protect the water supply system.
Erosion Control Wattles Frequently Asked Questions
Coir wattles and coir logs are very similar in design and shape. One of the main differences is that a wattle has a smaller diameter, usually 6 to 9 inches, while the coir log has diameter sizes up to 20 inches. Coir fiber wattles are not as densely packed and are therefore more flexible and easily manipulated. Coir wattles are best used when the situation calls for an erosion control product that is flexible, durable, and lightweight.
Coir wattles are typically installed by digging a small trench and then placing the erosion control wattle into position. Stakes are best positioned every 4 feet on center. For more information on coir wattle installation, see our coir erosion wattle installation page.