EarthGuard® Fiber Matrix (FM) is a patented methodology, which combines EarthGuard® and fiber to form a matrix for full season erosion control. This effective and cost-efficient hydraulically applied formulation has set a new standard for sprayed-on erosion control BMP's.
EarthGuard® utilizes an extremely high molecular weight blend of chemistry, which results in its superior charge density and soil stabilizing ability. It is designed to work directly with soil to maintain its stability by both preserving existing soil structure and flocculating fine sediment being dislodged by storm water or wind. EarthGuard® is ideal during on-going construction, where bare soil, slopes and stockpiles must be protected during the raining season, wind or an incoming storm.
EarthGuard® FM is highly effective and saves hundreds to thousands of dollars per acre over other effective erosion control practices. Numerous test results have shown EarthGuard® FM to be as effective as bonded fiber matrix and some erosion blankets. However, typical applied costs for EarthGuard® FM can be a fraction of the cost of these comparable BMP's. Not only are material costs lower, but application time is reduced, saving labor costs.