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        July 2014

This month we'd like to share with you what we have learned through our extensive experience with coir logs.  We'll tell you about the best application and the reason the NETCO coir log is so effective.


In Beach Notes we have some interesting articles about new ideas for coastal living, including a floating housing development project in Holland  called "Waterbuurt" and a New York design program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation called "Rebuild by Design."  The latter is a design competition aimed at developing new ways to rebuild our coastal communities that will make them more resilient to natural disasters.


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Coir Logs for Erosion Control in Low Velocity Settings

 At NETCO we have had a lot of experience with coir logs over the years and one lesson we have learned is that using the logs in high velocity coastal areas where there is a high velocity wave and surf condition is not a good idea.  We have used helical anchors, rebar and stakes (6 to 8 foot long rebar and stakes) and various staking patterns (6-8 stakes per 10 foot long log), and all sorts of tie down systems. Unfortunately, such systems have not worked to secure and hold the logs in place coastal high wave situations.


Where we have had good success with coir logs is in low wave velocity settings such as inland rivers, streams, and coastal banks and dunes where surface erosion is a major concern.  NETCO's coir log is a high density, 20 inch diameter log.  The larger diameter adds more weight (coir will absorb water and sediment), allows vegetation to be established, and provides more surface area for stabilization.  


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Coir logs with 1,000 gram netting being installed to stabilize eroding coastal bank.
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  • Coir envelope construction
  • Coastal bank, shoreline and dune stabilization
  • Inland waterway erosion control
  • Construction site erosion control
  • Sand drift fencing
  • Beach nourishment
  • Vegetated buffers and coastal bank vegetation
  • Rock gabion construction (wire & HDPE gabions)
  • Boardwalks, dune crossovers, walkway construction
  • Wetland/salt marsh restoration
  • Infrastructure protection

21 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA 02421

781-863-6270 phone
781-274-0569 fax



David C. Lager

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