Erosion control mesh stabilizes steep slopes and disturbed soil on recently graded construction sites. It protects the ground from high winds and runoff while sheltering landscape plants and freshly seeded lawns. Erosion control blankets feature a variety of natural and synthetic materials designed for permanent and temporary applications on level areas, gentle slopes and steep surfaces.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$1.08||$4.90|
|Range for this type of project:||$541||$2,449|
Erosion Fabric Installation Cost
Cost per 8' x 112' roll of single-net, straw erosion-control blankets, for use on slope up to 3:1. Rate includes local delivery, and standard excess for perfect installation and occasional future repairs.
Basic Labor for Erosion Fabric Installation
Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. The layout will be planned, appropriate equipment acquired, materials transported, and all preparation, installation and cleanup carried out. Bushes, shrubs, and overgrowth will be removed, then fabric rolled out and secured in sections.
Job Supplies for Erosion Fabric Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation of erosion control mesh.
|cost to install erosion control mesh|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.49|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 500 square foot||$1,471.01|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 500 square foot||$532.23 - $2,409.79|
Installation costs are determined by the size of the area, type of product and required level of stabilization. In general, products that last longer or feature multiple mesh layers cost more. Property owners should also factor in the cost of grading and tamping the area. For the mesh to function properly, the soil must be firmly compacted and free from large rocks and dirt clods. Additionally, installation costs depend on whether the area will be seeded or landscaped at the same time.
Installing erosion control mesh may seem like a simple project, but each step from site preparation to product selection requires careful consideration. Construction professionals and landscape architects can recommend a suitable product and anchoring system based on the characteristics and slope of the site. Contractors can also assist with maintenance to ensure that the mesh remains intact until the roots of the lawn and landscape plants stabilize the area on their own.