Temporary Erosion Blankets [ECB’s]
Jute • Straw • Excelsior • Straw/Coconut
Temporary Erosion Blankets or ECBs are roll-like blankets composed of natural materials that are both photo and bio-degradable. Temporary ECBs are most commonly used in 4:1 to 2:1 slopes and low velocity channels. Temporary Erosion Blankets disrupt rain’s propensity for washing away soil and seed while providing support for sprouting grass and vegetation. Colonial stocks a variety of erosion blankets including an all-natural blanket, eco-jute, straw and excelsior products. We also stock straw/coconut and 100% coconut blankets.
Turf Reinforcement Blankets [TRM’s]
PP-Fiber Blankets • Coconut Blankets • Composite Blankets
Turf Reinforcement Blankets or TRMs are permanent blankets made of polypropylene fibers and net or a composite of natural and polypropylene products. These blankets are intended to provide a stable surface for initial growth and will remain indefinitely for long lasting stem and root structure. Our Turf Reinforcement Blankets provide stability in the highest volume channels and the steepest slopes.
Bio-stakes • Sod Pins • Sod Staples • Staple Guns
To properly install any blanket you need the right accessories to anchor the product. Colonial provides only the highest quality pins and staples for erosion blankets.
Straw Wattles and Logs
Colonial Construction Materials provides today’s industry with a large variety of wattles and logs to suit all job site conditions. All wattles, logs and socks are available in a variety of diameters and lengths.
Straw wattles can be used to dissipate and filter channel and hydraulic energy from job sites. Straw wattles may also be used as check dams, slope interruption, and inlet protection. These wattles are extremely light-weight and cost effective with versatile applications.
Excelsior logs are composed of wood fibers and have proven to be one of the industry’s most popular and multi-functional products. Excelsior logs take straw wattles one step further by providing an even higher flow capacity and greater strength supported by aspen wood fibers. These fibers are able to filter nutrients at a higher rate than any other log. Excelsior logs are bio-degradable and have multi-functional capabilities including check dams, diversion dikes, slope interruption, and inlet protection.
Compost Filter Socks
The popularity of compost filter socks has been rapidly growing in the erosion and sediment control industry. Compost filter socks can be exceptionally efficient and cost effective for slope interruption on sites where a continuous run is necessary. These socks are available on prefilled continuous pallets which makes for an easy installation. Some markets permit the use of these filter socks for inlet protection as well. The compost or bio-media in the filter socks is encompassed by a specific sock matrix to allow permeability and sustain high channel velocity.
Coir logs are produced from coconut fibers which are exceptionally strong. Many stream restoration projects utilize coir logs for their strength and longevity in revitalizing a channel’s natural structure. Coir logs are important for reducing shoreline and wave erosion and for providing a sound medium for vegetative growth.
Travel Lane Wattle
This curb inlet device is filled with pine straw and wrapped in green polyester fabric. Internal sandbags are built in for support and weight. The Travel Lane Wattle is designed for high visibility, high flow and ease of use (handles are built in for easy lifting!) Reuse the wattle when you need stream, inlet or slope protection. All logs are 8” in diameter and available in lengths of 10’, 15’ and 22’ pieces.