Erosion control matting is a longer lasting solution for soil erosion. Biodegradable erosion control blankets, or coir mats, increase soil stabilization, reduce the effects of erosion, and enable plants to take root.
Made from woven coconut coir fibers, erosion control mats come in three densities: semi-permanent, lasting 2 to 6 years, semi-temporary, lasting 9 to 24 months, and temporary, lasting 6 to 9 months. A semi-permanent erosion mat is meant for long-term projects. Coir blankets provide sediment control in large open areas and on steep slopes to prevent erosion, while erosion mats meant for more temporary projects work on lower slopes with slower water flows.