Wattles and Logs for Erosion Control - Colonial Construction Materials
Each wattle and log has a unique sock and fill that helps the device trap sediment, prevent erosion and inhibit sediment laden runoff from entering the stormwater system.
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Wattles and Logs

Wattles and Logs

Wattles and logs are among the most commonly used erosion control devices. Although products are similar in nature, the fill, sock material and size of each wattle and log differs. Colonial offers options in order to meet your various erosion control needs.

Diamond Sock

Compost filter socks can be exceptionally efficient and cost effective for slope interruption and perimeter control on sites where a continuous run is necessary.  These logs can also be installed parallel to silt fence to provide another blockade against sediment flow. Diamond Sock is available as pre-cut wattles and continuous pallets. Continuous pallets allow the contractor to custom size each piece. Simply cut the run, tie it off and stake it in. Colonial stocks 8″ and 12″ Diamond Sock. Larger sizes are available upon request.

Travel Lane Wattle

Silt Saver’s Travel Lane is an erosion control device 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, slope or inlet protection. All logs are 8” in diameter and available in lengths of 10, 15 and 22 feet.

Excelsior Logs

Excelsior logs are composed of wood fibers and have proven to be one of the industry’s most popular and multi-functional wattles. Excelsior logs have a high flow capacity and are strengthened by aspen wood fibers that filter nutrients at a high rate. Excelsior logs are bio-degradable and have multi-functional capabilities including check dams, diversion dikes, slope interruption, and inlet protection.

Coir Logs

Coir logs are produced from coconut fibers that 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.

Straw Wattles

Straw wattles can be used to dissipate and filter channel and hydraulic energy from job sites.  These wattles are extremely light-weight and may also be used as check dams, slope interruption, and inlet protection.


Diamond Sock

Multiple sizes available

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Travel Lane Wattle

8″ x 10′, 15′ and 22′

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Excelsior Log

12″ x 10′

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Coir Log

12″ x 10′ and 20′

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Straw Wattle

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