Can Rocks Bags Be One of the Best Erosion Control Products? Yes!

rock bags for erosion control

It may seem surreal that a mesh net with rocks can resolve a major environmental issue like erosion. But, over 700,000 rock bags used worldwide as erosion control products in the last 30 years are proof that they actually work!

They have been subject to multiple tests to assess their efficacy, applicability, and durability over the years. Even today, we continue to use them for scale modelling tests.

Did you know that rock bags protect the banks of the River Thames near the London Bridge?

How Do They Work?

A rock bag involves two simple elements. One is a mesh-net bag made from recycled polyester, and the other is loads and loads of rocks. You can use quarried or natural rocks for this purpose. What you have to do is equally simple too. Fill the bags with rocks and secure them tightly. You can do it using cranes in a short time. Best erosion solutions don’t have to be complicated!

Where Are They Used?

Today, private companies and local governments around the world use rock bags to resolve many issues. The primary purpose, however, is to control erosion. For this reason, we also refer to them as erosion bags.

They hold the soil in place, preventing it from being washed away by water. Riverbeds, creek banks, shores, road embankments, and bridge pylons are some areas that benefit from erosion bags.

Why Are They Special?

You might be wondering why rock bags when there are many other erosion control products today. But, here’s the deal. Using rock bags for erosion control won’t cost you a lot of money. We have enough small rocks around, right?

Moreover, they are also sustainable and eco-friendly, providing room for natural vegetation, and with time, you won’t even notice them. They become a part of the natural surroundings.

If you are about to tackle a pressing erosion issue, good news is, rock bags are now available in New Zealand and Australia. Contact Bluemont today on +61 2 9091 0360 and we will help you get going.

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