Excelsior Blankets

SRW Excelsior Blankets are made with 100% aspen wood that serves as a mulching layer for your projects. Our straw blankets provide erosion control for up to one year.


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Blanket Instructions

  1. Site Preparation

    1. Prepare site to design profile and grade. Remove debris, rocks, clods, etc.
    2. Ground surface should be smooth prior to installation to ensure the blanket remains in contact with the slope.
  2. Seeding the Site

    1. Seeding of the site should be conducted to design requirements or to follow local or state seeding requirements as necessary.
  3. Staple Selection

    1. At a minimum, 6 in. long by 1 in. crown, 11 gauge staples are to be used to secure the blanket to the ground surface.
    2. Installation in rocky, sandy, or other loose soil may require longer staples.
  4. Excavate Anchor Trench & Secure Blanket

    1. Excavate a trench along the top of the slope to secure the upstream end of the blanket. The trench should run along the length of the installation, be 6 in. wide and 6 in. deep.
    2. Staple the blanket along the bottom of the trench, fill it with compacted soil, overlap the blanket towards the toe of the slope, and secure it with a row of staples (shown in Figures A, E, and F).
  5. Secure Body of Blanket

    1. Roll the blanket down the slope from the anchor trench. Staple the body of the blanket following the pattern shown in Figure D. Leave the end of the blanket unstapled to allow for overlap shown in Figure B.
    2. Place the downstream blanket underneath the upstream blanket to form a shingle pattern. Staple seam as shown in Figure E. Secure downstream blanket with stapling pattern shown in Figure D.
    3. Stapling pattern shown in Figure D reflects minimum staples to be used. More staples may be required to ensure the blanket is sufficiently secured to resist mowers and foot traffic and to ensure the blanket is in contact with the soil surface over the entire area of the blanket.
    4. Further, critical points require additional staples. Critical points are identified in Figure G.
  6. Continue Along Slope & Complete Installation

    1. Overlap adjacent blankets as shown in Figure C and repeat Step 5.
    2. Secure the toe of the slope using the stapling pattern shown in Figure E.
    3. Secure the edges of the installation by stapling at 1.5′ intervals along the terminal edge.

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