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Bonded Fiber Matrix Mulch

Bonded Fiber Matrix mulch is a unique class of hydroseeding erosion control product. The term is accepted within the erosion control industry to categorize hydraulically applied products which are designed, tested and proven to match or exceed the performance of erosion control blankets.

A bonded fiber matrix is a continuous layer of elongated fiber strands held together by a water-resistant bonding agent. It eliminates direct rain drop impact on soil (it has no holes greater than one millimeter in size), it allows no gaps between the product and the soil and it has a high water-holding capacity. A bonded fiber matrix will not form a water-insensitive crust that can inhibit plant growth, and it will biodegrade completely into materials known beneficial to plant growth.

Emerald is the authorized distributor for more than one manufacturer of BFM mulches. These unique mulches are ordered by special request. We can quote delivered prices to your location by the pallet, half truckload or whole truckload quantities. Emerald does not stock BFM at their store. BFMs can be direct shipped from the manufacturers.

Bond your soils with bonded fiber matrix!


Flexterra FGM Bonded Fiber Matrix

The Ultimate Medium for Erosion Control and Revegetation

ATTENTION Specification Writers

Please Note: BFM Mulches (Soil Guard, Flexterra) are not stocked at Emerald's store. It must be special ordered by the purchasing contractors and brought in per request. Once ordered, it takes at least 2 business days to receive it at our store.

We do not deliver this product except for those contractors who order this product by the truckload (880 bags). Please do not take for granted that any given quantity of these are in stock at our store at the time your project must apply BFM's.

ORDER IN ADVANCE!

Flexterra™ uses patented technology combining both chemical and mechanical bonding techniques to lock the engineered medium in place. Crimped synthetic fibers, organic fibers and performance-enhancing additives form a lofty, interlocking matrix that creates air space and water-absorbing cavities which improve germination; reduce the impact of raindrop energy and minimize soil loss. Superior chemistry means no cure time, which enables the matrix to handle higher rates of surface flow energy from heavy rains—upon application. Water-resistant tackifiers and flocculants chemically bond the matrix to the soil surface.

Flexible Slope Protection at the Lowest Overall Cost.

New Flexterra™ is a revolutionary component of Profile Erosion Control Solutions (PECS™), the industry’s most comprehensive assortment of hydraulic mulch and erosion control blanket technology combined with on-site expertise and unfailing support. Like all products within the PECS arsenal, Flexterra™ is specifically engineered to deliver optimum performance under demanding conditions.

Nothing controls soil erosion and accelerates seed germination like Flexterra,™ the ultimate hydraulically applied blanket. Patented technology creates a Flexible Growth Medium™ (FGM™) that offers better protection on slopes than rolled erosion control blankets (ECB) and bonded fiber matrix (BFM) products—with the speed and cost savings of hydraulic seeding. Plus, it can be combined with other erosion control technologies to accommodate a broad range of conditions. At lower application rates, it can significantly and economically improve the performance of complementary technologies from straw blankets to turf reinforcement mats (TRM).

Flexterra™ is effective upon application. It requires no cure time to develop intimate soil contact. This engineered medium performs on slopes steeper than 2.5H:1V and remains effective even during sustained rainfall events. It can be applied using all types of mechanically agitated hydraulic seeding equipment over uneven terrain and rough seedbeds.

Flexterra™ approached perfection (greater than 99% effectiveness) under varying slope, soil, rainfall and testing conditions.
Application Rate
70 lbs. to 90 lbs. per 1,000 s.f.
or 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. per acre
or 60 to 80 bags per acre

INSTALLATION

Strictly comply with manufacturer’s installation instructions and recommendations. Use approved hydro-spraying machines with fan-type nozzle (50-degree tip). To achieve optimum soil surface coverage apply FGM™ from opposing directions to soil surface.

Erosion Control and Revegetation:

Step One: Apply seed, fertilizer and other soil amendments with small amount of Flexterra™ for visual metering.

Step Two: Mix 50 lb of FGM™ per 125 gallons (23 kg/475 liters) of water; confirm loading rates with equipment manufacturer.

Product Comparison: Flexterra™ Blankets
Effective without special site preparation yes no
Can be applied without direct access to site yes no
Eliminates costly, labor-intensive staking yes no
Bonds directly to the soil yes no
Rids site of messy, leftover netting yes no

PACKAGING

Bags: Net Weight - 50 lb, UV resistant plastic film.

Pallets: Weather-proof, stretch-wrapped with UV resistant pallet cover, 40 bags/pallet, 1 ton/pallet.

WADOT Flexterra Demo Photos


Soil Guard Bonded Fiber Matrix

ATTENTION Specification Writers

Please Note: BFM Mulches (Soil Guard, Flexterra) are not stocked at Emerald's store. It must be special ordered by the purchasing contractors and brought in per request. Once ordered, it takes at least 2 business days to receive it at our store.

We do not deliver this product except for those contractors who order this product by the truckload (880 bags). Please do not take for granted that any given quantity of these are in stock at our store at the time your project must apply BFM's.

ORDER IN ADVANCE!

Soil Guard BFM is a one-step erosion control system that revolutionized the practice of soil conservation.  It's the result of Weyerhaeuser's R & D who developed this environmentally beneficial product.  It is also highly cost-effective.

Unique among erosion control systems, Soil Guard delivers the performance of a blanket combined with dramatic cost savings of time and labor.  The result is a cost-benefit ratio that makes it the best choice for a very wide range of erosion control needs.

Applied using a hydro-seeder, Soil Guard conforms to the ground and dries to form a bonded fiber matrix.  Once dry, the matrix can be rewet repeatedly and will hold soil and seed without washing away.  As vegetation takes hold, Soil Guard slowly decomposes to enrich the soil.

50 lb. bag

Available in truckload quantities delivered to your location.

Authorized Distributor:
Emerald Seed & Supply

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(800) 826-8873
(541) 504-0307 OR
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(800) 826-8873       (541) 504-0307 Oregon       Call for FAX

Located at 6535 NE 11th Street, Redmond, OR 97756
Mailing address: PO Box 215, Terrebonne, OR 97760

Emerald is not affiliated with any other store. Emerald cannot offer economical shipping of small quantities of erosion control products to destinations outside of the Pacific Northwest States. Manufacturer or Emerald Seed & Supply/Emerald Equipment/Emerald Hydro-Turf, Inc. not responsible in case of accidents.

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