XCEL Erosion Control Blankets (ECB) are designed to actually promote ideal growing conditions for grass seed, while simultaneously protecting topsoil from wind and water erosion. By design, the blankets have a built-in swell factor - wet excelsior fibers slightly expand in thickness and interlock to form a strong, fiber matrix. This allows the fibers to provide intimate contact with local terrain. Water flow is trained to follow the fiber matrix. The roughness of the excelsior matrix slows the velocity to a point where gravity takes over, which allows moisture to slowly seep into the topsoil to promote ideal growing conditions.
Regular Excelsior R-1 - Erosion Control Blanket “ECB” For slopes 2:1 or less; Light to moderate rainfall and runoff; Channel flow velocity to 5.5 fps
SPECIFICATION - 8’ Matrix: Excelsior % Content: 100% Width: 8 ft Length: 90 ft Area: 80 sq. yds. Weight: .98 lbs. / sq. yd. Stitching: Photodegradable Stitching: On 2” centers
R-1 is available with Rapid-Go Netting or “All Natural” 100% Bio-degradable Netting and Thread.