The payoffs of using Jute Mat are more than just cost savings
Jute, ‘the Golden Fibre’, is one of the strongest organic fibres. These fibres are needle punched into a biodegradable mat which can then be used for bank stabilisation and revegetation projects.
Jute Mat provides a resolution to surface runoff creating a stable non-eroding environment for vegetation establishment and growth. Chad Fraser, Ecoplant Australia’s QLD Branch Manager said, “We’ve found that when using Jute Mat on revegetation projects, erosion is greatly reduced. Especially during storm season, we have seen it save our clients thousands of plants, and therefore thousands of dollars.”
Eco friendly and biodegradable
Environmentally friendly and biodegradable material tends to function better than synthetics due to their ability to break down, absorb moisture, and create favourable growing environments for plants. When Jute decays, the established vegetation provides permanent protective cover.
Still not convinced?
By using Jute Mat you can eliminate the need for mulching and reduce maintenance costs associated with plant establishment. Other benefits provided by these erosion control mats include weed suppression, conserving soil moisture, and promoting seed germination and seedling growth. The payoffs of using Jute Mat are more than just cost savings, the revegetation projects will last a lifetime.
During installation it is important that the laying technique is correct. Inexperience can lead to poor matting contact with the soil, poor pinning techniques and overlapping in the wrong direction. These faults will compromise the functionality of the matting and lead to vulnerability over time, especially during heavy rain and storm seasons. Chad proudly told me that their highly experienced crews can lay up to 3000m² per day, flawlessly.
Contact Ecoplant Australia to supply and install jute mat on your next project!