Coir Logs are often used within water courses to provide immediate erosion protection to vulnerable river channel banks that are suffering erosion and undermining. They are often used in situations where remedial works have been carried out and when vegetation has been lost on the river banks. Without protection and assistance to revegetate, the vulnerable exposed soil can easily wash away.
Coir Logs are installed at the water-line where they prevent the wave action from damaging river or lake banks and provide support for vegetation. They are designed to rapidly revegetate and can even be supplied pre-planted with established riparian species for instant bank vegetation.
The plants quickly trap sediment and soils in suspension in the channel flow, quickly re-filling erosion pockets in the existing bank behind the line of coir log protection. Our Coir Logs consist of densely packed coir fibres contained within either a polymer mesh log or within a woven coir mesh to produce an entirely natural coir log. The coir log is designed to biodegrade over a period of years to leave a stabilised bank of plant biomass.v