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Eco-Aegis I Mulch Bonded Fiber Matrix
Bonded Fiber Matrix


Description

Eco Aegis I has been designed to control wind or rain erosion on sloped surfaces during good growing conditions. It provides temporary control of erosion until vegetation can become established or construction continues. It is hydraulically applied to the soil as viscous mixture which creates three-dimensional blanket that adheres to the soil surface. Upon drying, the matrix shall form a high-strength, porous and erosion-resistant mat that shall not inhibit the germination and growth of plants in and beneath the layer. Eco Aegis I is 100% biodegradable over time and non-toxic to fish and wildlife.


Characteristics

Moisture Content:
Minimum Water
Holding Capacity:
Composition:


Color:

12 +/- 3% by weight

approx.10 times dry weight
Refined Softwood Fiber (90% by weight)
Blended hydrocolloid - based binder (9.5% by weight)
Mineral Activator (0.5% by weight)
Green


Bonded Fiber Matrix meets the requirements of the US Department of Transportation Standard Specification FP-96, Section 713.05(h)


Uses

Eco Aegis I provides temporary control of erosion until vegetation can become established or construction continues. Eco Aegis I does not solve pre-existing engineering problems and is not designed for controlling erosion caused by massive slope failure, surface peeling, or frost heaving. Slopes with lateral seeps must be remedied before treating with a BFM. EcoAegis I should not be used for in-stream or water channel use or for preventing erosion from concentrated overland flows of water.


Seeding Rates

EcoAegis I shall typically be applied at the rate of 2,700 - 3,500 lbs./acre (2,970 - 3,850 kg/Ha) (refer to manufacturers recommendations). The resulting coverage must be at least 1/8 inch thick (3mm) over the entire surface area (maximum occasional voids of 1mm allowed). BFM should be applied from alternate directions to alleviate "shadowing" and be applied when no rainfall is expected for 12 hours.


Establishment

Package Weight: 50 lb./22.7 kg Bags



 
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