Today’s post showcases erosion control booms — another possible material for earthbag building. This is a new development that looks promising. It gives builders one more material and one more supplier to choose from. And in this case, the UV resistance may be greater than standard poly bags. Syfilco, the company who sells them, contacted us and said they can add stabilizers to their tubes to protect against UV damage. Also note, this is another mesh product that would speed drying of fill soil and improve bonding with plaster. I hope someone will order a sample and test it out.

Erosion Control Booms

Erosion Control Booms


“Syfilco [ed.: and probably other companies] manufactures tubular knitted fabric and netting sleeves for erosion control socks, booms, or wattles. We are able to manufacture these out of polypropylene, polyethylene, and polyester. Our erosion control netting and fabrics can be designed with different life expectancies to suit specific project needs. We are working with oxo-biodegradable and biodegradable polyethylene to have a degradable life span between 3 months to 2 years. Some products can be enhanced with UV stabilizers to prolong life expectancy if required.”

For more information or product specifications please contact Syfilco Ltd.


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