HAY BALES & STRAW BALES...


Hay bales and straw bales are also used for methods of erosion control systems. Hay bales and straw bales serve the same purpose for erosion control. These bales are wrapped with two lengths of 1/8” twine to securely hold them together. A bale typically has dimensions of +/- 16” in height, +/- 18” in width and +/- 36” in length.
"Staked Bales" – Bales are generally installed on existing grade and butted tightly together as to not leave any space for flow between the bales.

They are placed on the “cleared” ground so as no obstructions are allowing water to free-flow underneath the bale. Bales are then staked with 2-1”x1” hardwood stakes in each bale to hold them securely into place. Sometimes a double row of staked bales are installed to ensure protection in any high flow areas. In this case, the seams in between bales are staggered to allow proper protection.

"Trenched Bales" - Sometimes bales are required to be installed in a trench. The trench is dug to the width of the bale and the bale is then placed in the trench and installed similarly as regular staked bales. The bales are then backfilled to prevent flow from going underneath the bale.

"Staked Bale with Silt Fence" – Hay bales are very often installed in conjunction with silt fence. The silt fence is first installed and then the bales by one of the above methods. Bales can be used with any silt fence application on a construction site. Silt fence and hay bales are the most popular means for an erosion control barrier and are proven time and time again on jobsites everywhere to contain surface erosion and runoff.

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S&M FARMS, INC
SOINI EROSION CONTROL

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