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CoirMatInstallation

InstallationInstructionsforCoirMats Theareaselectedforgeotextileapplicationshouldbegradeduniformlybyremovingwood, clodsandfreefromotherobstructionssothatcoconutgeotextilecomesincomplete contactwithsoil.Seedsofplantspeciesadaptabletothesoiltypeandregionshouldbe mixedwithmanureorcompostandspreaduniformlyalongtheslope. Compostormanureapplicationisneededonlyifthesoilispoorandthevegetationis requiredtoestablishinshorterperiod. Seeding: Trenching: Atrenchofoneandhalffeetdeepandonefootwideshouldbemadeatthe top&bottomofslopewiththepurposeofsecuringthematwithbackfilled material. ForCoirerosioncontrolblanketsormatswithsmallmesh/openspace, seedingshouldbedonepriortoinstallationofthemat.Foropenweave matsandgeotextileblanketswithmoremeshopeningspace,seedingcanbe doneafterinstallation.

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Measuring: into Overlapping: Anchoring: Oncethemathasbeenlaidout,firstthematissecuredinthetoptrenchbygauge 11Ushapemetalstaples. Woodenstakescanalsobeusedforthispurpose.Theyareusuallypeggedatagap ofabout36inches(1meter).Keepaminimumedgedistanceof2fromtheedgeof theblankettothecenterofthestaplesorstakes. ItisrecommendedthatCoconutFiberGeotextilesoverlapaminimumof6to8 betweenadjacentparallelrolls,andshouldbelaidalongthewidthandneedstobe securedbystaplesorstakes.Whenmatsaretobejoineddowntheslope,place uppermatoverlowermatendwith12overlapandanchorwithtwostaggered rowsofstaplesat12spacing. Themat/geotextilewhichhasalreadybeenselectedforthepurposeisthencut requiredlengths.Thematscuttorequiredsizesareunrolledfromtopandlaid alongtheslope(inthedirectionofwaterflow).Whilemeasuringtheprojectsite, careshouldbetakentoensurethatthematisnotstretchedandthatthe measurementshouldallowforcontactorthecoconutgeotextilewithsoil.

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Next,itshouldbemadesurethatthematissecuredalongthefaceoftheslopebetween thealternaterowsbeing36inches(onemeter)beingpeggeddowninastaggeredform andtheoverlappingat12intervals.Bamboopegsorwoodenstakes(12long)arealso usedforsecuringthematsalongthefaceofslopeasitreducescost. Theopenendofthematatthelowerendoftheslopeshouldalsobesecuredbypegging Jhookstothebottomtrenchatabout36(1meter)andarecoveredwithcutfill. Afterhavingsecuredthetop&bottomendsthetop&bottomtrenchesshouldbefilled backwithsoil.Careshouldbetakenthatsoilisrecompactedproperlyandnoloosegaps existwhichmaycauserainwatertogobeneaththematandflowdowntheslope. Properinstallationisthekeytosuccessoferosionpreventionproducts.Ifinstalled improperlyeventhebeststormwatercontrolanderosionpreventionmaterialsfailtoserve thepurpose.Henceimportantshouldbegiventosecurestaking,adequatefabricoverlap, keytrenching,skilledconstructionsupervisionandaggressiverevegetationplants.