Erosion Control

Dirt Dogs Excavating is your erosion control specialist!  Matting, erosion control logs, silt fence and check dams all work in conjunction to stabilize loose soils and help reduce overall erosion.  The only erosion matting used a Dirt Dogs Excavating is a 1 year or a 2 year biodegradable material.  This matting goes over areas where seeding has been installed.  Matting helps heal the seed in, prevents birds and wind from removing the seed and holds moisture in the soil while the seed takes root.  After the grass has penetrated the matting, the mat will decompose and dissolve into the soil.

What are some benefits of erosion control matting?

Erosion control matting, also known as erosion control blankets or mats, is a crucial tool in preventing soil erosion and promoting environmental conservation. Here are some benefits of using erosion control matting:

  1. Soil Erosion Prevention: Erosion control matting effectively stabilizes soil and prevents it from being washed away by rainfall, runoff, or wind. This is especially important on construction sites, steep slopes, or areas with loose, vulnerable soils.
  2. Seed Germination: Many erosion control mats are designed to hold seeds and soil in place, creating a favorable environment for vegetation to establish and grow. This helps with re-vegetation efforts and restoring natural ecosystems.
  3. Improved Water Quality: By preventing soil erosion, erosion control matting helps reduce the sediment runoff into nearby water bodies. This, in turn, improves water quality and protects aquatic ecosystems.
  4. Reduced Maintenance: Once established, erosion control matting requires minimal maintenance. It helps reduce the need for ongoing erosion control efforts, such as frequent reseeding or replacing washed-away topsoil.
  5. Cost-Effective: Erosion control matting can be a cost-effective solution for erosion control compared to other methods. It reduces the risk of erosion-related damage and associated costs.
  6. Flexibility: Erosion control matting comes in various materials and designs, allowing for customization to suit different environments and project requirements. Some mats are designed for short-term use, while others are more durable for long-term applications.
  7. Wildlife Habitat Enhancement: In some cases, erosion control matting can create habitat opportunities for small wildlife by providing cover and food sources as vegetation grows.
  8. Aesthetic Benefits: Erosion control matting can improve the appearance of a site during and after construction by helping to establish vegetation and reduce unsightly erosion scars.
  9. Compliance with Regulations: Many construction and land development projects are required by law to implement erosion control measures. Erosion control matting can help ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  10. Climate Resilience: Erosion control matting plays a role in increasing the resilience of ecosystems and landscapes to extreme weather events and climate change impacts by stabilizing soils and reducing erosion vulnerability.

It’s important to choose the right type of erosion control matting for your specific project and environmental conditions, as the effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as soil type, slope, rainfall patterns, and vegetation goals. Consulting with erosion control experts or environmental engineers can help ensure the most appropriate and effective erosion control measures are implemented.