Access Pathway - Erosion Control
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Dual Access Pathway (Coir 9)

Access Pathway - Erosion Control

Project: Burns Beach Estate
Location: Mindarie
Products: TEC Mat Coir 9

The Project

A dual-use path, slightly over 2 km in length has been constructed to connect additional sections of path from Burns Beach Estate in the south and Catalina Estate in the north. A solution was sought to protect the surrounding landscape from the corroding impact of natural elements and human traffic.

The Challenges

To provide a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution to slope erosion on the side of pathways.

Our Solution

TEC Mat Coir 9 was used for this project. It is made from 100% natural coconut fibre that is spun and woven into a matting available in various grades. TEC Mat Coir is an open weave geotextile that is fully biodegradable adding organic matter to the soil.

As coir is an abundant and renewable resource, TEC Mat Coir is widely used in civil engineering, landscape and slope stabilisation applications. When vegetated, it has the mechanical strength necessary to hold soil in place and prevent erosion. The coir netting slows down runoff from heavy rains and dissipates the energy of flowing water and wind. TEC
Mat Coir also promotes the growth of new vegetation by absorbing water and preventing the topsoil from drying out.

TEC Mat Coir has double the life of jute and higher tensile strength than other organic geotextiles with longevity of around 3-5 years. This allows ample time for natural vegetation to establish and therefore stabilise the area.

TEC Mat Coir is an effective way to prevent soil erosion on slopes and re-establish natural vegetation. The coir matting is easy to install. Apart from the usual maintenance required to sustain the vegetation, no further work is needed after the initial installation.

TEC Mat Coir is ideally suited for preventing and controlling erosion even on steep slopes. When installed according to our recommendations and planted into or seeded, the TEC Mat Coir will not only stabilise the area but also retain moisture and assist seed germination.

By using TEC Mat Coir 9 matting,  we ensured a reduction in slope scouring while natural vegetation re-established itself.

The Results

  • Great product
  • Delivered on time
  • Allowed project completion on time within a tight schedule

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