Erosion Control Blankets

Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) are used as a means of protecting open soils from erosion and promoting the establishment of a permanent vegetative cover.


    • Cost effective protection of exposed soils
    • Natural fiber blankets biodegrade into mulch
    • Easy to handle and install


    • Provide erosion control on slopes
    • To protect soils on completed projects
    • To prevent erosion in roadside ditches and slopes
    • To protect and encourage vegetative cover
    Erosion Control Blankets Specifications

Product Description

Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) are Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) made from straw, both straw and coconut (coir) or coconut fibres which are bound together with photodegradeable or biodegradable or UV stablized polypropylene netting. ECBs are a cost effective means of establishing vegetation where steep slopes or high erosion conditions exist. Once the vegetative cover is established, the ECB biodegrades into mulch. The ECB creates an excellent micro-climate for the propagation of seeds, while protecting the open soil from direct erosion from rain, wind, and water flow. The ECB is placed after soil preparation and seeding by unrolling over the area and stapling to the ground. Both 6 inch (150 mm) and 8 inch (200 mm) long staples are available from Layfield. Layfield ECBs are typically for short term (12 months) or extended term use (24 months). For long term or permanent applications (> 36 months), please refer to our Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMSs).

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