Blower Trucks are capable of applying compost blankets or sediment control berms such as an EcoBlanketTM or EcoBermTM. When applied with our blower trucks, the material can be placed precisely at specified depths on very difficult slopes and terrain. The seed injection system on trucks can also allow a secondary advantage to slope stabilization by seeding and vegetating for long term erosion control.
Compost blankets are generally placed on slopes up to 2:1 inches in depth. Slopes that are parlous may be allotted an application rate of 1–2 inches in depth. This technique is an effective way, to reduce and slow the flow of water. These also serve in wind and water erosion control as well as retaining nutrients for vegetation. In areas of lower rainfall accumulation, where vegetation can be established, Lower application rates are achievable on less severe slopes.
The wooded portions of the applied compost increase surface roughness and diminishes the flow of water runoff, making it less erosive and more likely to generate infiltration into the soil and lower the transport of pollutants. Additionally, the wooded portions absorb the energy of the rainfall, preventing soil particles from dislodging, while the finer fraction beneath it absorbs a substantial volume of moisture, and is optimal for plant formation and growth.
Key Advantages of Compost Blankets
Our Pneumatic Blower Trucks provides Natural Solutions the ability to apply compost blankets to slopes. This increases growth and vegitation.
Seed is woven into blanket
Provides complete coverage of slopes
Stimulates vegitation and erosion system
Maintains moisture, diminishing need for irrigation
Reduces wind and water erosion
Boosts infiltration to decrease runoff