Bonded Fiber Matrix is a new class of erosion control products, pioneered by Weyerhaeuser with the introduction of Soil Guard.
Bonded Fiber Matrix is a new class of erosion control products, pioneered by Weyerhaeuser with the introduction of Soil Guard. The term is being accepted within the erosion control industry to categorize hydraulically applied products which are designed, tested and proven to match or exceed the performance of erosion control blankets. Soil Guard is now being manufactured by Mat, Inc., our supplier of wood fiber products. Mat has purchased the technology from Weyerhaeuser and is making this fine product.
A bonded fiber matrix is a continuous layer of elongated fiber strands held together by a water-resistant bonding agent. It eliminates direct rain drop impact on soil (it has no holes greater than one millimeter in size), it allows no gaps between the product and the soil and it has a high water-holding capacity. A bonded fiber matrix will not form a water-insensitive crust that can inhibit plant growth, and it will biodegrade completely into materials known beneficial to plant growth.
Soil Guard bonded fiber matrix is designed, tested and proven to meet these criteria. No other product currently meets these standards. In addition, Soil Guard's performance has been demonstrated to be superior to that of erosion control blankets.