What are Straw Wattles?
Straw Wattles are tubes of compressed weed-free straw. They are typically encased in jute, nylon, or other biodegradable material. Our straw wattles are 9 inches in diameter and are 25 feet long.
What are Wattles used for?
- Control storm water runoff
- Prevent slope erosion by stabilizing slopes by slowing, spreading and filtering overland water flow. Wattles work to reduce the erosive effects of slope length and steepness.
- Capture inlet sedimentation. When wrapped around storm drain inlets, protects area drains and storm drain inlets from fast water flow and sediment.
- Diverting the flow of water to appropriate areas.
- Prevents soil from washing onto pavement and asphalt at active construction sites.
- Promote stabilization and re-vegetation of stream banks and shorelines. Straw wattles prevent sediment pollution of streams.
Other Advantages of Straw Wattles:
- Economical and effective perimeter control alternative to silt fence and straw bales.
- Increased weight per linear foot for less resistance to movement from wind, water and sediment load.
- Stores moisture for vegetation planted immediately up-slope.
- Lasts about 2 years.The straw dissolves into the soil over time, adding organic material to the soil and retaining moisture for vegetation.
- Can be staked with fascines to stabilize low velocity stream banks and establish wetland plants.TLC Supply in Quincy, MA is your place to purchase Straw Wattles and other water management products such as channel drains, ADS pipes, and concrete splash blocks!
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