Soil Erosion Matting: The Advantages of VIRESCO and VIRMAT

The pre-sown soil erosion matting simplifies the turf  grass creation and guarantees an effective erosion control in a very short period.

Discover the advantages of VIRESCO compared with the traditional grass covering and soil erosion prevention systems.

Advantages of Viresco compared with hydroseeding



Surface stabilisation function

After the grass turf development

At the time when the biotextile is laid down

External agents action (extreme rains and massive irrigations)

It can compromise the implementation positive outcome

It can resist to any atmospheric event without losing the seeds

Applications in places difficult to reach

The use of hose extensions or mobile platforms is required

Light and easy to carry anywhere

Laying method

It requires specialised manpower

Anyone can do it in an easy and fast way

Small areas implementations

Too expensive

Always suitable and affordable

Attacks by birds and insects

In several conditions (e.g. landfills) they can eat the seeds

The seeds are well protected and remain longer in the biotextile weft

Chemical or physical residues

It requires the application of glues and chemical products

Fully biodegradable

Implementations on very steep surfaces

Hydromulching is necessary and/or at least two applications

No additional features required. Lower implementation costs

Visual impact

You need to wait for the grass growth or you can use additional aesthetic products

The biotextile comes in green colour so improves immediately the surface to be covered

Erosion control on very steep slopes

It should be coupled with a mat, usually an erosion control jute net

Using just a single product cuts the costs



Advantages of Viresco compared with traditional blankets



Carriage methods

Thick, stiff and heavy

Light and easy to carry

Laying method

They must be fastened to the soil with several strong anchoring means

It needs just watering or a small amount of pegs

Handling stage

The seeds tend to move or leak

It keeps seeds and fertilizers firmly in place in every situation

Surface run-offs and scouring events

Erosion due to the formation of underlying cavities, because of the stiffness and high thickness

Harmless thanks to the power of Viresco to adhere firmly to the ground as a protective film

The plants can put down roots and grow uniformly

This is often obstructed by the mats high thickness

Viresco guarantees an excellent cover uniformity

Soil Sowing

It is necessary to provide for the sowing on the soil below, before the installation, or above the blanket after the installation, or perform an hydro-seeding.

Everything happens in a single operational phase, with great efficiency and lower costs


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