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TEC Mat Jute – Erosion Control Blanket

TEC Mat Jute

Erosion Control

TEC Mat Jute is 100% organic, and is the traditional erosion control blanket used to protect soils in areas exposed to wind or high rainfall.  The heavier grades are also used as weed suppressants while the 280gsm product provides an ideal media for seed germination as it protects the soil from erosion while still allowing the seed to grow through the matting. The innate characteristic of “moulding” to the ground, allows TEC Mat Jute to reduce moisture loss from the soil that aids the growth of desired plants. It has a life expectancy varying from 6 to 24 months depending on grade and climatic conditions.

Jute Mesh is a biodegradable open weave erosion control mesh suitable for short term erosion protection to batters and open drains. Jute Mesh helps retain moisture and allows water and light infiltration to encourage vegetation growth.

TEC Mat Jute is also available preslitted for your convenience

APPLICATIONS

  • Slope protection
  • Roadside shoulders
  • Drainage areas.
  • Landscape projects

Also used in conjunction with:

  • Hydroseeding.
  • Seed and Bitumen emulsion spraying.

SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications TEC Mat Jute Light TEC Mat Jute Medium TEC Mat Jute Heavy Jute Mesh (Soil Saver)
Weight 280g/m² (nominal) 450g/m² (nominal) 750g/m² (nominal) 500g/m² (nominal)
Roll Size 2m x 50m 1.83m x 25m 1.22m x 549m bale
Colour Natural
Material Jute Fibres needle punched to form a matting 100% Jute Fibre

INSTALLATION GUIDE

Preparation

  • TEC Mat Jute Light and Jute Mesh: Before placement, area must be smooth, free of stones, lumps or roots. Complete grass seeding if required.
  • TEC Mat Jute Medium and Heavy Weight: Prepare area free of stones, lumps or roots so that placement of mat will be in contact with underlying soil.

Placement

  1. Place the product out in the direction of flow without stretching
  2. Overlap adjacent strips and adjoining ends by at least 100mm-150mm
  3. For all overlaps, place the upstream section on top
  4. Lay it evenly but loosely on the soil surface
  5. To keep the area smooth, minimal disturbance to any laid seedbed is desired
  6. Bury the up-channel end of each installation in a narrow 150mm deep trench

Pinning

  1. Steel U Pins range from 2mm to 4mm in diameter, formed into a U shape and length 150mm to 300mm
  2. Hold matting strips firmly in place with one row of pins
  3. Pin along each edge, overlaps and each row along the middle
  4. Space pins no more than 1.0m apart in each row
  5. Space the pins in the middle row alternately with those at the edges
  6. At the ends of the covered area and at overlapping joints, space pins no more than 450mm apart
  7. Ensure that pins remain flush with the ground.

Consult Polyfabrics Australasia or a certified Engineer for site specific installation instructions. Polyfabrics Australasia reserves the right to change its product specification at any time. It is the responsibility of the specifier and purchaser to ensure that product specifications used for design and procurement purposes are current and consistent with the products used in each instance.

Further Information
TEC Mat Jute Factsheet
TEC Mat Jute Factsheet
Tec Mat Biodegradable Case Study
Tec Mat Case Study (Biodegradable)
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