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Straw Wattles

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Erosion Control Co Ltd's Straw Wattles comprise a uniform compacted 9" or 12" tubular length of either Meadow Hay or Barley Straw encased in a durable, photodegradeable netting and can be manufactured to lenghts of up to 12m.  Straw Wattles are a practicle and extremely effective option to assist with soil stabilisation, sediment retentionand vegetation establishment. 

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Their widespread application has proved an effective and economical solution to erosion control issues around earthworks.  When applied to slopes as SIDs (slope intervention devices) running along the contours, Wattles act as sediment barriers whilst reducing sheet flow which would otherwise lead to rilling and the formation of gullies.